Cranberry Bran and Flaxseed Muffins

    55 minutes

    Try this easy recipe for hearty, healthier bran muffins textured with flaxseeds, dried cranberries and applesauce with a hint of cinnamon.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/2 cups (45g) bran flakes cereal, slightly crushed
    • 1 cup (160g) wholemeal plain flour
    • 1 cup (25g) granular sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda(R))
    • 1/2 cup (80g) ground flaxseed
    • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsweetened applesauce
    • 185g dried cranberries
    • 2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a 12-cup standard muffin tin or line cups with paper cases.
    2. Combine crushed bran flakes, wholemeal flour, sucralose, ground flaxseed, plain flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, bi carb soda and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the middle of the mixture.
    3. Whisk egg whites together lightly in a bowl until foamy. Mix in buttermilk, honey and applesauce. Pour mixture into the well and blend batter until just moistened. Fold in cranberries.
    4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter; sprinkle tops with whole flaxseeds.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

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