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Vanilla Apple Bran Muffins

 Vanilla Apple Bran Muffins
A hint of vanilla and apple sweetens the flavor of these moist and tender muffins. Tony Flores bakes them up in no time flat for a hearty morning treat in Edinburg, Texas.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups bran flakes, crushed
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 medium McIntosh apple, peeled and shredded

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the bran flakes, flour, sugar, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg,
  • buttermilk, oil, syrup and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just
  • until moistened. Fold in apple.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill
  • three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes
  • or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before
  • removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 muffin equals 160 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.