Having cereals or oats for breakfast everyday is really boring so at times I crave for something different, thats when I saw my muffin tray lying in my pantry, Then I decided,why not make a muffin??? I had a huge packet of wheat bran which I wanted to incorporated into it to make it more healthier so here goes my very healthy bran muffin in which I have used apple sauce instead of butter, less sugar and bran+ whole wheat flour instead of “All” purpose flour.
This breakfast was whole some and I just had 2 of these muffins with a glass of orange juice which kept me full for three hours 🙂
Wheat Bran – 1 1/2 cup
Whole Wheat Flour – ½ cup
All Purpose Flour – ½ cup
Apple Sauce – ½ cup
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Baking Soda – ½ tsp
Salt – A pinch
Brown Sugar – 1/3 cup
Milk – ½ cup
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
Raisins – ¼ cup (dusted with some flour)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line up the muffin tray with muffin liners or you can just spary them with oil or butter and use it.
Heat ½ cup of milk until it is luke warm and mix it with 1 ½ cup of wheat bran, this is just to soften up the bran, set this aside for 15 mins.
Sift the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and baking powder together in a bowl.
Take a large bowl, add the apple sauce, sugar and vanilla extract, mix them together such that it becomes creamy.
Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold them together.
Finally add the bran and raisins to it.
Scoop the batter into the muffin tray or the liners equally.
Bake this in the oven for 30 mins. Keep an eye on the batter after 20 mins and insert a tooth pick in the center of a muffn, if it comes out clean then it is cooked.
Allow it to cool for 15 mins. Serve it warm with some butter and tea.
Never remove the muffins from the liners when they are warm as they will stick to the liners and will be wasted so let it cool completely and then the muffins would peel out of the liners easily.
Oat bran can be used instead of wheat bran as well.
You can replace apple sauce with butter if you like.
Raisins can be replaced with nuts, strawberry or blueberry as per taste.