Last week I decided to get rid of some boxes in my pantry. One of these was some wheat bran. So, I found a bran muffin recipe and threw it together. I was concerned that it wouldn’t be sweet enough because it didn’t have any sugar in it; but the molasses was just right and this muffin was perfect!
I had a little fun taking pictures. These plates are from my Granny’s house. They are the plates we always used and I grabbed them up when no one else wanted them. The books underneath the plate are medical and pharmaceutical manuals that my grandfather had when he was in the Navy. He served in both World Wars. I think it’s pretty neat!
I’ve decided that I really like bran muffins. They are not overly sweet but have a sweetness to them, I think partly from the molasses and partly from the bran itself. They are also healthy for you as they contain a good fiber source. I don’t know that they have anti-oxidants, but they are one of the most fibrous parts of the grain and that is important for you, SO, if you don’t mind Cate (!), this is my entry for Sweetnick’s ARF-5-A-Day Tuesday. Head on over to Cate’s and check out the other entries. I’m sure there will be something wonderful, as I’ve already seen one of the other participants.
Bran Muffins from AllRecipes
(This is for 12 muffins, the original makes 24. I just halved all amounts)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cups wheat bran
1/4 teaspoon salt
5/8 teaspoons baking soda
3 tablespoons molasses
1 cups buttermilk
1 egg while, one whole egg or no egg (the original calls for 1 egg)
1.5 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin pans or line with paper cups. In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat bran, salt and baking soda. Add molasses, buttermilk, egg and butter; stir just to moisten. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pans. Cups should be 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
If you really want to put some antioxidants in these muffins, you can add some blueberries or strawberries.