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Blueberry-Bran Muffins

I created this recipe by trial and error. I've only had one outstanding bran muffin at a restaurant, and wanted to come up with a awesome one to make myself. These are moist, healthy, not too sweet and so tasty! Full of grains and fruits.—Nancy, Rens, Prescott, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups bran flakes
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine bran flakes and boiling water; set aside.
  • Whisk together flours, brown sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, applesauce and molasses; stir in bran mixture. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in blueberries, plums and almonds.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full. Drizzle with honey. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 155 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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