Ingredients (Makes 12 Muffins)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar (or honey)
1 1/2 cups oat bran
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour((See Suggestions)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs (or 4 egg whites)
1 1/2 cups chilled applesauce
5 tablespoons non fat vanilla yogurt (or vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Time: 40 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line or spray muffin tins, including the top of the pan, with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, add the brown sugar, oat bran, and cinnamon. Sift in the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, chilled applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until everything is moistened. Use as few strokes as possible (lumps are okay). Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, each 2/3 full. Let stand 10 minutes (important for softening the oat bran).
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean..
Follow this recipe then use our how to section
to make oat bran muffins JUST FOR YOU!
Consider adding 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts and 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins.
1 cup finely chopped apples with an additional teaspoon of cinnamon also compliments this oat bran recipe.
There are many types of whole wheat flours that are sweeter and lighter than traditional whole wheat. For example, hard white wheat flour
creates similar results as all white
but is much better for you. There are other choices, too, like kamut flour
, spelt flour
, and teff flour
. These are all healthy choices. So explore...discover...and ENJOY!