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Get Up & Go Muffins

 Get Up & Go Muffins
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
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 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

Directions

  • Place bran flakes and water in a small bowl. Cover and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, oats, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, applesauce, egg, molasses
  • and bran mixture. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

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Get Up & Go Muffins (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Fold in the blueberries, plums and almonds. Fill greased muffin cups
  • three-fourths full. Drizzle with honey.
  • Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 muffin equals 155 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.