I created this recipe by trial and error. I've only had one outstanding bran muffin at a restaurant, and wanted to come up with a awesome one to make myself. These are moist, healthy, not too sweet and so tasty! Full of grains and fruits.—Nancy, Rens, Prescott, Arizona
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- 1-1/2 cups bran flakes
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3/4 cup pitted dried plums, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine bran flakes and boiling water; set aside.
- Whisk together flours, brown sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, applesauce and molasses; stir in bran mixture. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in blueberries, plums and almonds.
- Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full. Drizzle with honey. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Get Up & Go Muffins in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p193
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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014
"Very flavorful muffin. I also added a mashed banana, didn't have dried plums so I used dried cherries, did not add almonds or drizzle honey on top. Really good, try them, you will like them."