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08-09-2001, 10:23 AM
Here's my favorite bran muffin recipe.....
* Exported from MasterCook *
Spiced Carrot Bran Muffins
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Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breads & Muffins
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup all-BranŽ Cereal
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg -- beaten
3/4 cup carrots -- finely shredded
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a bowl, combine bran cereal and buttermilk. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add egg, carrots, and oil; mix well. In another bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add bran mixture; stir until just blended. Spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
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08-09-2001, 10:34 AM
Thanks for posting this...I've been looking for a nutritious carrot muffin for dh and baby. I will definitely have to try it!
08-09-2001, 03:26 PM
Oh, how wonderful! Thank you for posting this! I have a ton of carrots from my CSA farm and am trying to use them up. Your recipe will be breakfast tomorrow!
08-09-2001, 03:48 PM
Thanks so much for posting this: it's a definite keeper, and I'll try it this weekend (when the weather breaks...:rolleyes: ) I think I might just add raisins - soak them in the buttermilk or warm water for 20 minutes before adding.
08-09-2001, 03:54 PM
I just made them about an hour ago - they are soooo good! Thanks for a great recipe! A must try recipe! Did not add raisins, might next time, but excellent as is!
08-09-2001, 06:27 PM
Wow, Elaine! You're fast...I'm impressed. I'm so glad you like them. I don't put raisins in them because I'm one of those people who has an aversion to raisins in baked goods :eek: .
08-20-2001, 07:33 PM
I had to come back and report that these muffins were a hit with my family! Yippee! Even my 2 year-old dd with her carrot aversion ate two muffins in a flash!!! Thanks again for sharing this recipe, Chrisi! Can I ask where you acquired the recipe? Thx!
08-20-2001, 09:05 PM
The recipe is from a book called The 250 Best Muffin Recipes by Ester Brody. I'm glad that you liked them. They freeze really well, too.
08-21-2001, 08:42 AM
I have all the ingredients for this recipe...I will make them today.
08-21-2001, 04:33 PM
Would you possibly have the nutritional analysis for these? I would greatly appreciate that info. TIA
08-21-2001, 04:40 PM
Per Serving : 109 Calories; 4g Fat (33.0% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 263mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
Not bad.....WW = 2 points per serving! :D
Thanks Christi! :D
08-21-2001, 04:53 PM
Thank you Mamasue, not only for the info but for the fact I don't have to convert it to points! And a couple of lovely points they are!
And a big thanks to Bluemoose, since my garden has produce more than its share of carrots! Found a lonely little space crying for some attention!
08-21-2001, 07:26 PM
I love bran muffins, but it is always tough to find a good one because so many of them turn out too tough . These were really nice-light and moist. I loved them. I do hate distinguishable shreds of bran cereal in my muffins though, so after the cereal and buttermilk soaked I pureed the stuff with my stick blender. It worked great. I also added some chopped up, unsweetened dried apples from T.J.'s and some golden raisins(about 1/2c. dry fruit total). They were even better the next day warmed up!! Thanks!!
08-22-2001, 10:58 AM
These are great muffins! I made them last night for my dh to take to work this a.m. and we both thought they were delicious. And my 1 1/2 year old was impressed too...she ate a whole muffin and asked for more!
I did sub a cup of vanilla low-fat yogurt for the buttermilk...no problems. I'm thinking of making batches and freezing for dh breakfast so that we have something quick and nutritious handy.
08-23-2001, 09:27 AM
Made these last night and they are great. They will be a staple around here for those "breakfasts on the go". Thanks for posting the recipe!!
08-23-2001, 01:39 PM
I also made these. Yumm!! While I planned them to be a yummy breakfast, they are being devoured all day long.
In keeping with the spirit of this BB...I made them with Kashi Go Lean! (sorry, not a big All Bran fan)
08-23-2001, 01:50 PM
I'm finally going to try these, but I have FIBER ONE cereal on hand and will try it with that instead. Has anyone else subbed the cereal with another. I have in the past with other recipes, so I am assuming this one will work as well.
Thanks for the recipe. My DH can not get enough bran or raisins!
08-23-2001, 03:24 PM
Well, I did it - I made these muffins. However, I MUST tell you what happened.
I put out all the ingredients, as always. I made my own buttermilk with milk and vinegar. When that was ready, I mixed it with the FIBER ONE. While waiting, I mixed all the dry ingredients together.
Well, I got distracted by the kids going througn the "revolving door" and letting the flies in the house.
I then went back and added the cereal mixture to the dry ingredients, and I decided to add raisins as well. My thought was that it didn't look like enough batter, but filled the paper lined muffin tins anyway. Something just didn't seem right, but I thought that with the reviews, maybe it was me.
Well, as I put the pan in the oven, I realized I had left out the carrots (which were still in the food processor bowl, as I had just shred them). I thought, "OH, well, they will be bran raisin muffins, w/o carrots. There is nothing I can do now". Well, I then realized I forgot to add the egg and oil as well!!!!! Am I going senile????!!!!
Since they were baking already, I just let them finish. I atually ate two of them. They were not so bad considering - and they actually rose!!!
I will attempt to make them again tomorrow - without the distractions, and not my condensed version.
Oh, well, I had a great laugh over it!!! I won't even tell DH when he gets home. I will just let him eat them first!!!
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