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Chocolate Bran Muffins

 Chocolate Bran Muffins
"My family will eat anything that has chocolate chips in it. These muffins are no exception," explains Shirley Oakman from Calgary, Alberta. If you would prefer, stir raisins into the muffin batter instead of adding chocolate chips.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or raisins

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in molasses. Combine the dry ingredients. Combine eggs and
  • buttermilk; add to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients
  • and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at
  • 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to
  • wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Red Mill wheat bran.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 282 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.