Apple Bran Muffins

apple bran muffins

Want to start off your day feeling good? These muffins are full of fiber and whole grains. My whole family enjoyed these muffins which makes it great for both grown ups and kids. They are sweet, hearty and satisfying. Letting the batter sit for 15 minutes on the counter makes them really moist. You can even make them into mini muffins for an easy snack and can be frozen as well.

Kid Friendly Tips: Have your child help with measuring and mixing the ingredients together. Have your child add their own favorite dried fruit (the recipe calls for raisins but can be easily substituted for another dried fruit such as diced plums). Discuss what “wheat bran” is as well as “wheat germ”. You can also play around with the recipe and replace the apple with a different fruit such as a banana. Discuss what “whole grains” are as well as “nutrients”. Discuss where all the ingredients come from (e.g. apples from a tree, raisins are dried grapes that grow on vines, etc).

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Here is how I made these muffins:

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1 cup of wheat bran

1/2 cup of toasted wheat germ

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1/4 cup of light brown sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of ground all spice

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup of low fat buttermilk

1/2 teaspoon of maple extract (optional)

1 apple, peeled cored and diced

1/2 cup of raisins

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine wheat bran through ground all spice.

3. In another bowl combine eggs through extract.

4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold in apple and raisins.

5. Let batter sit for about 15 minutes at room temperature.

6. Pour batter into greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 for about 15 or until done. Yields 12 muffins.

7. Let cool and eat!
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