Bran Muffins with Apple

    30 minutes

    Bran muffins are a healthy snack or light work lunch or breakfast. These are sweetened with grated green apple and dark brown sugar.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 60g (1/2-3/4 cup) wheat bran
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1/2 green cooking apple, cored and grated

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine bran and buttermilk. Set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan, or use paper muffin cups.
    3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar and bicarb soda. Stir in bran mixture and egg whites. Fold in grated apple.
    4. Divide batter between muffin cups.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

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    Used different ingredients. For low fat muffins these are pretty good! I changed a couple of things. I added wholemeal flour instead of regular and added a tsp of cinnamon and a tsp of vanilla. They are NOT sweet, as Jenny already said, so if you want sweeter add more sugar. They end up being 1 point on the weight watchers plan...marvelous!!!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. Delicious and very hearty! I used wholemeal flour, and I also increased the brown sugar to 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 (the weight watchers points is still 1 even with the extra sugar!). They were pleasantly sweet, although I could probably get away with using 1/3 cup. I also added some cinnamon, and used a whole apple chopped with the peel on istead of just a half. The extra amount of apple made these terrific! Next time I think I'll add a pinch of salt. I individually wrapped these and stuck them in my freezer, so I'm interested to see how they hold up! Thanks for a great recipe!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. Low fat and "bran" don't have to mean flavourless, which these were, even though I tried adding more cinnamon as reviewers suggested. I recommend making the "Apple Strudel Muffins" instead, but a) replacing half the flour with oat bran, b) replacing the butter with applesauce, c) cutting the sugar in half, and d) adding a teaspoon of cinnamon. Voila! Low fat apple bran muffins that taste good, unlike these.  -  29 Sep 2008