"If you like the taste of a classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, you will enjoy these muffins," assures Katie Koziolek from Hartland, Minnesota. "You can spread them with softened cream cheese or butter, but they're plenty moist and rich all by themselves."
Chopped green onions and three types of cheese perk up these suppertime specialties. The large light-textured muffins have a golden look and savory flavor that's ideal with any entree.
-Valerie Collier, Charleston, South Carolina
"Yummy chocolate and luscious berries create bursts of sweetness in these treats," relates Carol Schwammel of Antioch, California. "My family enjoys the muffins even before they are done baking because they make the kitchen smell heavenly!"
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
When she was a teenager, Patricia VanWyk of Newton, Iowa adapted this recipe from a cookbook. "Since we didn't have the caraway seeds called for in the original recipe, I substituted poppy seeds," she explains. "We liked the savory cheese-topped muffins so well I still make them this way."
Because my family loves muffins, I'm always on the lookout for new variations. When I tried these nutritional muffins the first time, they were really a hit and became a favorite addition to our big family meals.