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Deep Dark Old Recipe Bran Muffins

Deep Dark Old Recipe Bran Muffins

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LorrieT1

Ever wanted to make the really dark bran muffins that have more bran than flour in them? This recipe has been in the family for years and has the date 1910 on the original paper the recipe was written on!! You will NOT be disappointed. Instead of raisins, try using dates, prunes, figs, blueberries, or nuts.

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  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. Whisk the bran, flour, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the buttermilk, sugar, molasses, and melted shortening until smooth. Stir in the bran mixture along with the raisins until no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared muffin tins, filling them no more than 2/3 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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anpa
55
1/29/2010

I was excited to try this recipe, since it is hard to find the dark bran recipe, and although I wasn’t blown away, they were not a disappointment. I did make some changes: I substituted the buttermilk with plain yogurt, the white sugar for brown, and shortening for margarine (trying to make them even more healthy). I also opted for blueberries rather than the raisins. I loved how moist they were inside, with a nice crust on top, and they expanded really nicely. I did think that the molasses taste was a little strong for me, and I like molasses, but after serving them at my 2 ½ year old’s play date, both the kids and moms really liked the flavour. I think next time I will half the molasses and put some applesauce in and see how it works. Definitely a great, high-fiber snack for kids and adults alike!

MIKEY
23
3/23/2011

HOLY YUMTASTIC!!!! By far the best bran muffin I've ever had, will need to be buying bran by the truckload now haha. I actually omitted the sugar and oil, and added in a shredded apple to make up for it in terms of moistness. They were fantastically moist and tasty. Will make again and again.

008cats
19
3/5/2010

I am really enjoying this for the second time - right now! I used spelt bran; let any bran soak for a few minutes in the bowl of wet ingredients so it's nice and moist coming out of the oven. I also used a buttermilk/yogurt combo, and a healthy oil because I hate measuring solid shortening. If you are not a bran muffin purist (mine is in a loaf), I recommend adding an additional cup of dried fruit (apricots, prunes) and nuts. Oh, and I like molasses so I increased to 1/3 cup. Good!