Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Recipe--Raisin Bran Muffins

Nothing fancy here--just a raisin bran muffin, but it happens to be our favorite muffin in this house. It doesn't rise exceptionally high, but it has a good texture and flavor.

3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 cups raisin bran cereal lightly crushed (not pulverized, mind you)
1 cup all purpose flour (I don't recommend whole wheat here--it would make it too dry and dense)
2/3 cup sugar, less one Tbsp reserved
1-2 Tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (375 with a dark muffin pan). Grease 12 muffin cups.
Beat milk, oil and egg together in a bowl and stir in the cereal; let stand 10 minutes.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add the cereal mixture and stir until just moistened. Batter will be thick. Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 16-20 minutes (ovens vary!)

Combine reserved sugar with cinnamon. When you take the muffins out of the oven, brush them with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

I haven't tried any variations, but I really want to add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of grated carrot and see what it's like!

1 comment:

  1. It has been a long time since I have made raisin bran muffins, but the idea of using carrots sounds delicious. I think I will be trying that in the near future and will try your recipe as well. I love to bake, especially this time of year! Thank you... have a good day! JMJ


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