Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
These taste SO good, and are very low in fat and full of fiber. An excellent choice for anyone on Weight Watcher's, or if you're trying to eat healthier.
- 1 1⁄2 cups oat bran
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 peeled and diced apple
- 1 cup raisins
- In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, oat bran, baking powder and soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Combine buttermilk, egg, orange rind and juice in a separate bowl.
- Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened.
- Stir in apples and raisins.
- Spoon into greased muffin tins.
- Sprinkle with wheat germ.
- Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes.
Update: just made my second batch. This is a great basic recipe that can be modified easily to give some variety. Tonight I substituted 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup frozen raspberries instead of the 1 cup raisins. I also increased the cinnamon to 1 tsp and added 1/2 tsp each of ground cloves and ground allspice, and 1 tsp vanilla (added to the wet ingredients.) The batch made 15 "regular" sized muffins. They turned out fabulous! After they cool I wrap them individually in cling wrap and then freeze them in a large ziplock bag. That way they are ready to be taken out as needed and are good to go after 1 minute in the microwave. Thanks for a great recipe! I just made my first batch of these, and WOW are they good! I am not a huge fan of most muffins (too sickly sweet for me) but these are great. I skipped the raisins and substituted a cup of chopped fresh (not dried, though that would work too) cranberries. Also did not have buttermilk so used Land O-Lakes Fat Free Half & Half instead which worked perfectly. The batch made 6 large sized muffins and 9 mini-muffins (minis take 10 minutes to bake.)
I was looking for a healthy kid-friendly muffin recipe to replace or alternate w/ my carrot-zucchini-apple sauce ones. Thought I'd try these. Of course on a holiday Monday, I didn't have all the ingredients. I ground oats in the processor as I didn't have oat bran, used plain yogurt for the buttermilk, increased to 1 tsp of cinnamon, added 1 tsp of vanilla, shredded the apple, and raisins only in half of the muffins. I made 12 small 'regular' muffins. I think they tasted good, my daughter wasn't so keen. They came out of the silicone cups well, but stuck to the paper cups (not enough fat?). I will make them again.
I altered the recipe a bit - I'm not a fan of raisins in muffins, so I omitted and added extra apple. Also added extra cinnamon. Very easy to make. Tasty too, but perhaps a little too healthy for what I was craving.