Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
These muffins are a nice twist from plain bran muffins. Since they are garnished with either chopped apple or white chocolate chips they are quite visually pleasing. These muffins are not as sweet as some, which makes the bits of fruit stand out. Enjoy these muffins as is or with a little peanut butter, honey or jam. ------ Recipe created by me for RSC #9!
- 1 3⁄4 cups skim milk
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 orange, rind of
- 1 3⁄4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄3 cups all-bran cereal or 1 1⁄3 cups bran flakes, slightly broken up with your hands
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2⁄3 cup apple, finely chopped
- 3⁄4 cup carrot, grated
- 1⁄2 cup dried apricot, chopped
- 1⁄2-2⁄3 cup apples, coarsely chopped or 1⁄2-2⁄3 cup white chocolate chips
- Chop up apricots. Place in about 2/3 cup boiled water and let sit for about 20 minutes till plump and softened; drain all water out and set plumped apricots aside.
- In a large bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, egg, and orange rind.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, All-Bran cereal, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until almost mixed; fold in grated carrots, chopped apple and apricots just till mixed.
- Spray muffin tin with cooking spray; fill muffin tins until almost full and sprinkle chopped apples or white chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
- Bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean; let stand in pan for a couple of minutes before cooling muffins on a wire rack.
these were good, fluffy and not very sweet! i subbed some wheat germ for some of the flour and used walnuts instead of apples. the apricots were delicious and the muffins had a nice brany feel to them. i also used lemon rind instead of orange and added some vanilla. thanks for a a fun recipe to try.
A great muffin recipe. I love the taste of apples, apricots and carrots together with the cereals. To add the cereals to the dry ingredients is great, because it adds a crunchy texture to the muffins. I like the fruity flavours of these muffins in combination with all bran cereals and whole wheat flour. The texture was great: very fluffy and not too moist. One could omit the toppings, but they give the muffins a finishing touch. The amount of cinnamon is right on here. I first thought it might be too much, but the flavour was well balanced. The wonderful taste and texture of these muffins make this recipe worthwhile 5 stars or more. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
These muffins were moist, tasty and healthy. I got 18 medium size muffins. I was a little concerned on the amount of cinnamon but it turned out fine.