Friday, January 30, 2015

Raisin Bran Muffins

Firstly - our little love bug is one month old today! 
Where did that month disappear to?
At her check up yesterday we learned that she's gained a whole pound and grown a quarter inch since her last visit.
She is one healthy, happy, and very loved kid.

Secondly - Last week in my efforts to do some baking I also got around to making raisin bran muffins.
The idea was to make something healthy that I could grab quickly. Muffins aren't necessarily the healthiest... but the bran makes it easier to pretend that it is. 
If you wanted a slightly healthier version, substitute the vegetable oil with unsweetened applesauce. 

  • Preheat oven to 375 and line a muffin tin with muffin cups. This recipe will make one dozen muffins.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup bran with 1 cup buttermilk. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add to bran mixture and stir until just combined. 
  • Add in 1/2 cup raisins and stir. For my muffins I used golden raisins and dried black currants. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes. 

Happy 1/12th of a year, bug!

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