Friday, March 30, 2012

Bran Muffins with raisins

I decided to make some muffins that I found a recipe on the web for but I changed it to fit what was in my house :)  On a recent post My Litter posted a recipe for Raisin Bran Muffins which I had never heard of but I thought sounded interesting so I saved it and here it is (or click on the link above for original post):

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups Kellogg’s Raisin Bran® cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or shortening)
1. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside.
2. Measure KELLOGG’S Raisin Bran and milk into mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg and vegetable oil. Beat well.
3. Add flour mixture to cereal mixture, stirring only until combined. Portion batter evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin pan cups coated with cooking spray.
4. Bake at 400° F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

I decided that I was going to make these muffins but my son and I are huge Raisin Bran fans so all of the Raisin Bran in the house is gone!!  My husband doesn't like raisins in muffins (I don't question since so many of us have texture issues).  Luckily, I had Whole Grain Total which was just sitting in my cupboard because it is a really boring cereal. 

I smooshed the Total into the measuring cup and made these muffins.  I added some raisins to my muffins and left the rest plain for my husband and son to eat.

After eating them and enjoying them hot out of the oven with butter, I highly recommend this recipe.  I am going to make it again and add blueberries to make a healthy blueberry bran muffin and use up the second half of the bag of cereal. 

Frugal Note and warning- An average box of cereal only makes two batches so it might turn out to be an expensive recipe if you are paying full price for cereal.

I hope you try it and your family loves it :)  I can't wait for the next batch!!

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