Traditional Bran Muffins
These bran muffins are delicious - especially when served warm. Great plain, or mix it up by adding fruit or nuts to the batter.
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
11/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup wheat bran (also known as millers bran)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons flax seeds
2 tablespoons dried currants or raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners.
- Mix applesauce, egg, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, salt, dry milk, and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener together in a large mixing bowl using a wire whisk. Stir until well blended. Add remaining wheat bran, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed.
- Fill muffin cups with batter. Sprinkle tops with some bran flakes as a garnish, if desired. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 20-25 minutes. Muffins will spring back slightly to the touch when done. These muffins are best served warm.
Makes 12 muffins.
Tip: Try adding 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, or 1 cup blueberries or 1 cup raspberries, or 1 tablespoon grated orange zest to the batter for flavor variety.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 150 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 5.0g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 230mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 6g | Protein 5g.
Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.