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Traditional Bran Muffins

No recipe image available.These bran muffins are delicious - especially when served warm. Great plain, or mix it up by adding fruit or nuts to the batter.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.