This is by far my most requested muffin recipe. They are high in fiber, do not contain flour or added fat and they are absolutely delicious. My gift to you this holiday season (o.k., I’ll share the recipe anytime..)
Oat Bran Muffins
By Patty James
2 cups oat bran
1/2 cup sugar*
2 teaspoons non-aluminum 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
1 cup grated or chopped apple
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.
* Use non-refined sugar such as Sucanat or Rapadura
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. Change the seasonings-try adding dried cranberries and allspice or apricot and ½ teaspoon of lemon extract lemon or…(?) Try adding a few tablespoons of flax seeds and a handful of sunflower seeds. This recipe is almost indestructible!