Very Oaty Muffins

    35 minutes

    These delicious muffins are made with oat bran, NOT oatmeal. They are great as they are, or try some of the variations.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (80g) dark brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups oat bran
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup chilled apple sauce
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line or grease 12 muffin cups.
    2. Blend together brown sugar, oat bran, flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Add eggs, chilled apple sauce and vegetable oil. Mix until well-blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    4. VARIATIONS: Add 1 cup plumped raisins, with a little bit of raisin water (approximately 2 tablespoons). Or, before baking, sprinkle mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the tops of the muffins. Or, add 1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg to flour mixture.

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    I love this recipe. I have made the following modifications. I used whole wheat flour instead, 1.5 cup of applesauce, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  -  13 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We LOVE this recipe. We use a doubled version of this recipe and make it at least once a week, and freeze them, leaving out 4-6 to eat immediately Then each day, we take a few out. They defrost on their own in probably 1/2 hour or so, but 20 second in the microwave makes it even faster. In any case, they taste fresh baked. We also like to add 1 cup of chopped walnuts (not too finely chopped) and recently my wife has taken to adding 1 1/2 cups of raisins. Another variation is that we have taken to greasing a cookie sheet and putting a tablespoon glob and making big "cookies" out of them, and they actually are more convenient to eat. I can't say enough good things about this recipe. It's just the best. Well worth the effort, especially if you're like me, and just like the idea of having a good tasting source of roughage in your diet. And they are so easy to eat on the go.  -  01 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The first time I made these muffins I thought they were too salty and a bit dry. The second time I made them I reduced the baking soda and baking powder to 1 teaspoon each, increased the oil to 1/3 of a cup and added a cup of blueberries. Turned out perfect. It is VERY important to let the ingredients sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the oat bran to soften.  -  25 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)