Apple Bran Muffin Recipe

These are delicious, and relatively good for you.  They even pass the husband test.  He’s been taking them for breakfast.

Muffin Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Raisin Bran (R) cereal (or generic)
  • 2 cups flour*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce (preferably unsweetened or lightly sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup oil (I prefer canola)
  • 1/3 cup milk

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/4+ cup graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/4+ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • generous sprinkle nutmeg

Crush the cereal to break up the bran flakes a bit.  I did this in a bowl with the back of a large spoon.  To the cereal add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  In a separate bowl combine the eggs, oil, milk, and applesauce.  Beat well with a fork.  Gradually add dry mixture and until well combined.  Pour in to greased muffin tins.  Combine all 4 topping ingredients.  Spoon over tops of muffins.

This recipe is equivalent to 2 dozen regular muffins but I prefer a larger muffin so I fill my tins more than the standard halfway full.  This time I used my extra large muffin tin and produced 5 huge muffins from this recipe.  Baking time is 20 minutes at 350 F for regular muffins – or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  My extra large muffins needed around 40 minutes for reference.

Enjoy!!  Sorry there is no picture – we ate them all up before I thought of that!!

*I used all purpose flour this time, you can use whole wheat but expect a little heavier texture.

This post is linked to Teach Me Tuesday at Growing Home.

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