(November 15, 2013) I got recent blood tests, telling me I have high cholesterol, so I asked the doctor what I can do naturally to lower my cholesterol levels, obviously other than Cheerios. He suggested Metamucil, Benefiber or All-Bran and we went with All-Bran, since it’s more natural and everybody can have it to increase fiber in our diet.
We went to the All-Bran website and looked for muffin recipes, yes, the first thing we looked at were muffins, see the title of the blog, get it? I have always liked bran muffins, especially the ones from McDonald’s, Fruit and Fibre, but I find them too greasy, so I don’t have them often.
So we found this recipe of Blueberry Bran Muffins, but since nobody in the house likes blueberries and Nico doesn’t want to try any berries really, we opted for raisins. The recipe also asks for the original All-Bran, but we only had the Buds and we added some cinnamon for an extra something. Oh, and then we also added apples You can print our version below, if you would like.
This was not supposed to be a blog post, because we were intending to follow the recipe (other than the raisins for blueberries), but as usual we didn’t, which would explain the lack of photos, but I think we got the important ones.
These are the best bran muffins I ever had! They turned out awesome! You’ve got to try them to believe it, they’re just so good (and good for you)!
- 1½ c flour
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ c All-Bran Buds
- ¾ c milk
- ½ c orange juice
- 2 eggs
- ¼ c oil
- ¾ c brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup cubed apple
- ¼ c milk (additional)
- ¼ c orange juice (additional)
- Stir together cereal, milk and juice, let soak until all liquid is absorbed.
- In separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add eggs, oil and brown sugar to cereal mix and mix well.
- Gradually add flour mixture, stir until combined, but don’t overmix, the batter will be thick and lumpy (it is supposed to be like that)..
- Stir in raisins and apples.
- Add additional milk and orange juice and mix in.
- Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin can cups.
- Bake for about 18 minutes on 400F until cake tester comes out clean.
- Note: Do not overbake muffins or they will not be moist, but dried out.
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