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Everyone is Baking! -Oat Bran Muffins


One of the silver linings to the coronavirus, COVID-19, is that– judging from everyone’s social media posts–people are back in the kitchen cooking and baking with a fury! I hope when this passes people continue!

This recipe has been requested many, many times over the years. Enjoy! Make a double batch–they freeze well.

Oat Bran Muffins

Serves 12

2 cups Bob’s Red Bill oat bran

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup milk or other liquid. I used Chai once.

3/4 cup applesauce or pumpkin puree or prune puree

2 eggs

1 cup apple, grated

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped

1/3 cup almonds, chopped

1/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly oil the muffin pan or use paper muffin cups.

Mix together first 5 ingredients. In a small bowl mix together the milk, applesauce and egg; stir well and add the grated apple. Stir briefly into the dry ingredients with the pumpkin seeds, almonds and raisins.

Spoon into prepared muffin pan and bake for 15-17 minutes.

Notes: You may use walnuts instead of almonds and dried apricots, cranberries or cherries instead of raisins. I have also added 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon of chopped sunflower seeds. Use Sucanat, Rapadura or Coconut Sugar for the brown sugar.







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