April 22, 2010

Raisin Bran Muffins

I found the recipe for these from Joy the Baker's blog. There one can find all kinds of yummy and funny things.

These ones are yummy, and funny considering the name makes you think they're all healthy. Hmmm... Anything with 'bran' in the name must be good for me. I shall thus eat three of them right now.

Four must be better than three. It's all that bran, baby.

Coated with sugar, but still bran.

Raisin Bran Muffins

2 3/4 cups Raisin Bran Cereal
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl, stir together cereal, flour, sugars, salt and baking soda.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla.
3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. If baking muffins right away, let the batter sit on the counter for 45 minutes so the cereal can soften. If baking throughout the week, store batter in an airtight container in the fridge.
4. When ready to bake, spoon batter into lined muffin pans. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick insterted in the center comes out clean.

I'm thinking about adding a little mashed ripe banana to the batter, and replacing the oil with applesauce to make it a little healthier. And cranberries! Yes, cranberries combined with bran can probably save the world from anything imaginable! Or at least my world in the wee hours of the morning.

That's good enough for me.

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