now did they? Well... they will now!
In honor of my grandfather visiting to see me go off to my sophomore year of college, I made these bran muffins for him! I could sense that the store-bought bran muffins weren't pleasurable to eat, and I just knew that he never looked forward to eating that Fiber1 Original Bran Cereal every morning.
Fiber One: Cardboard, yes. Delicious, no.
Raisin Bran Muffins: Cardboard, no. Delicious... HECK YES!
These would serve as a perfect breakfast. They contain satiating protein, healthy fats, and filling fiber. Plus, they are low-glycemic! My grandpa loves how these muffins don't leave your fingers all oily and greasy like the store-bought muffins will do. Compared to the store-bought varieties, these Raisin Bran Muffins have less fat, more fiber, more protein, and a nutritious, recognizable ingredient list.
Here are the nutrition facts for one large muffin:
Raisin Bran Muffins: [low fat, high fiber/protein](makes 6 large muffins)
144g (1+1/2 cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats120g (1 cup) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
75g (1+1/4 cup) Wheat Bran
20g (1/4 cup) Whey Protein Concentrate
1/2 cup Raisins
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 cup Unsweetened Soymilk
246g (1 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce105g (5 tbs) Honey
42g (2 tbs) Molasses
14g (2 tbs) Ground Flaxseed14g (1 tbs) Grapeseed Oil
7g (1 tbs) Egg Replacer (no water!)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Hazelnut Extract
1 tsp Stevia Extract
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Measure all the dry ingredients and whisk together in a large bowl
3. Measure all the wet ingredients and pour into the large bowl with the dry ingredients, fold until just mixed (don't overstir!). The mixture should look like there is too much liquid
4. Spray a 6-muffin tin with PAM and divide the batter evenly in each tin. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the tops have browned and a toothpick comes out clean. If you are not eating right away, put into an airtight container otherwise it will dry out.
Happy baking! If you weren't "regular" before, you will be now! hehe