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Carrot Bran Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

1 dozen

With their golden brown tops, pretty flecks of orange and bursts of raisin sweetness, these bran muffins are anything but ordinary! Our Test Kitchen staff fine-tuned the recipe to make them extra moist and tender.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the eggs, buttermilk, oil and molasses; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in carrots and raisins.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 252 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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