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PostHeaderIcon A Healthy Bake: Bran & Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins

I have not been baking as much as usual lately, since my 11 month old son has been demanding more and more undivided attention. I did bake coconut-pineapple cupcakes and coconut bread last week, but no bread, believe it or not!

Today I decided to take a closer look at a new book I have purchased for healthier recipes. So far the book seems good but before I write a review, I want to try a few more recipes.

Today’s pick was the bran muffin. I can’t remember the last time I had a bran muffin, and I figured it’s the kind of hearty food I can give my son, so off to the kitchen I went! It was a success! Healthy and delicious, it’s just the right combination! Here’s the recipe:

Bran & Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup graham flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups wheat bran
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup raisins

Make the batter:

Preheat the oven to 190 ° C (375°F).

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Stir in the bran and raisins.
In a separate bowl mix the oil, sugar and molasses. Add the egg and buttermilk and mix well.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups/tins and bake for 15-18 minutes.

What a deliciously healthy muffin! At 130 calories per muffin, it’s easy to enjoy, guilt free!
This muffin is very high in dietary fiber (19% DV of dietary fiber per muffin), very high in manganese, high in magnesium and high in selenium.