Apple Bran Whole Wheat Muffins

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Total Time
33mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
18 mins

These muffins are rather dense and chewy and totally delicious! Lots of fiber and not too sweet. You can add raisins (1 C) and/or chopped nuts (1/2 C) and you can add some ground cloves (1/2 tsp) and/or ground nutmeg (1/4 tsp.) along with the cinnamon. Makes 2 dozen regular muffins or 4 dozen mini muffins.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the cereal, buttermilk, oil, eggs and sugar in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the grated apple and mix together. (If using raisins and/or chopped nuts, add them at this time.) Let the apple mixture sit while you measure the dry ingredients.
  4. In a large bowl measure the flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Mix together with a wire whisk.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon just until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Mixture will be lumpy.
  6. Prepare muffin tins with spray release and fill muffin cups a little more than half full.
  7. Bake regular size muffins about 15 to 18 minutes and mini or "gem" muffins about 13 minutes. Let muffins sit in pans for 2 to 3 minutes before gently turning out onto a baking rack to cool.
  8. These freeze very well.