Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
A healthy muffin that contains fruit and nuts. You can substitute other dried fruits as well. Or add extra raisins, currants, craisins in place of the chocolate chips.
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup shredded coconut
- 1⁄4 cup chopped nuts
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 1⁄4 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄4 cup chopped dried apricot
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 cup natural bran
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Line muffin pans with paper liners.
- Blend wet mix ingredients and mix well.
- Add dry ingredients until just blended.
- Spoon into pans and bake for 15-20 minutes.
unfortunately we weren't crazy about these. I found them really dry. I don't usually like things sweet so I was pleased that the recipe only called for 1/4 sugar...it could've used a little more though. I didn't use the choco chips, so perhaps that could've made the difference. I will continue my search for the perfect muffin...
These are like yummy trail mix in a lovely earthy-textured muffin. I made a few subs- I used buttermilk rather than yogurt, sucanat instead of sugar and whole wheat pastry flour rather than white. They turned out really well. I really liked the texture; they are a little coarse and bran-y but not terribly strongly bran flavored and they don't have the spongy texture of other bran muffins. The bran just adds a little roughness to the texture and makes the muffins overall lighter, I think. I thought the coconut was a really nice touch, and I really liked the chocolate chips, which I don't normally like in baked goods other than cookies. I think these would make a really great after-school snack, though we ate them for breakfast. I really did love these- I liked the fact that they had 2 different kinds of dried fruit, nuts (I used walnuts), chocolate chips and coconuts- just a total smorgasbord. Like I said, like trail mix in a muffin. Good moistness and I really enjoyed the texture, but don't expect a cake-like muffin; its a little more bready. A keeper in my book. I loved these and I'm looking forward to making them again, maybe with some variations.