Prep 15 mins
Cook 17 mins
From the back of the Quaker Oat Bran hot cereal box. These are not indulgent, fluffy muffins by any means, but tasty little healthy ones! They make a nice healthy breakfast or snack - I usually make them as a nutritious snack to take along when we are going to be gone and active all day, as they hold up well when wrapped and tossed into tote bags, backpacks, picnic baskets, etc. I usually make mine with the raisins, but I'm sure the blueberries would taste good, too.
- 2 cups quaker oat bran hot cereal, uncooked
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1⁄4 cup honey or 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup raisins (optional) or 1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries (optional) or 1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries (optional)
- Heat oven to 425*.
- Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray bottoms only with no stick cooking spray.
- Combine the dry ingredients; mix well.
- Add combined milk, eggs, honey and oil; mix just until moistened.* Fill prepared muffin cups ¾ full.
- Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
- Yield: 12 muffins.
Enjoyed these muffins for breakfast today. I used 1 1/2 c oat bran, 3/4 c all-purpose flour, and 1/4 c soy flour and buttermilk for the liquid. Used finely grated carrot for the fruit and added 2 tsp cinnamon. Nice way to start a Sunday. Thanks for posting!
These are my "go to" muffins when I'm trying to lose weight or lower my bad LDL cholesterol or just bring something healthy to work with me for breakfast. I always add a cup of raisins and a half cup of chopped walnuts to the mix. I also substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for the oil. The last time I made oat bran muffins (just last Saturday), I used the recipe on the back of the Kroger brand oat bran with called for 1/2 cup more oat bran and no honey or molasses. The muffins were less sweet, but with the addition of the applesauce and raisins, I've found I like them better this way.
I love these! I substitute Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, 1/2 c eggbeaters, and 1/4 c applesauce for the oil to make them a little more weight watchers friendly, and they're still deliciously moist. I use honey and always add fruit. So far I have tried banana blueberry, lemon raspberry, peach blackberry, and orange cranberry. They've all been wonderful. I took them in to work and may of my co-workers asked for the recipes. For the citrus ones, just add the zest of one lemon or orange.