Blueberry Oatbran Muffin

Muffins again yeah. These muffins are loaded with fibre. Well my hunt for a pina colada muffin recipe did not turn up much – instead I stumbled on to Nancy Silverton’s (Raisin) Bran Muffin Recipe, courtesy of several bloggers. I added oatbran, blueberries and apple sauce instead of the raisin puree and raisins and got myself a Blueberry Oatbran Muffin.

The muffin is light, and moist although packed with bran. It does not rise sky high like other non bran muffins, so you can easily fill the muffin cases up to the top. Bran is rich in omegas, minerals, proteins and vitamins besides having the benefit of high fibre, important to your body’s wellbeing. Try making them, they are delicious and healthy as a snack

Here’s the recipe .

  • 2 cups organic raw oat bran
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ½ cup cold pressed macademian nut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • ½ cup organic unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 180C and position a rack in the middle.

Spread the bran on a rimmed cookie sheet and place in the oven for 7-8 minutes to toast, stir once about half-way through to prevent burning. When done, pour the bran into a large mixing bowl.

Stir in the buttermilk, the 1/2 cup of water, the lemon zest, the apple sauce, and the brown sugar to combine. Add the oil, egg and egg white, and mix to incorporate. Sift in the flours with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the blue berries and stir gently to combine.

Now the batter looks like  milk soaked muesli mush.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling the cups to just over the rims and mounding the batter slightly in the center.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the muffins are well set and firm to the touch.
Makes 8-10 large muffins or 12 medium sized ones.

Leftover muffins, the next day ? Toast them up and split halfways , slather with some  butter (oops there goes the healthy part!)

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