Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blackberry Bran Muffins

I like to keep bran muffins on hand for.... um...emergencies?

Have a baby, feed it too much cheese and then you'll know what kinda emergencies I'm talkin' about.
Or have a husband who....
I shouldn't talk about other people and their colon cleanses.

Emergencies aside, did you know you should have a least 30g of fiber a day?!?
 That, my friend, is the only way to keep your intestines clean and your bodies 'exit route'

I can't tell you exactly how much fiber is in these muffins but I'm sure it's a lot. It'll get you well on your way to your recommended daily intake.

Start your new year off right with these tasty bran muffins but maybe make sure the bathroom's free first....

Blackberry Bran Muffin
Makes: 20 muffins

1 cup rice bran (can substitute wheat bran)
1 cup wheat bran
2 cup spelt flour (or whole wheat)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup cold coffee
2 eggs
¼ cup oil
¼ cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup berries

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease about 20 standard muffin tins.
2. In a medium bowl mix together the rice bran, wheat bran, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Make a well in the center and add milk, coffee, eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Stir until just combined - do not over mix. Gently fold in berries.
4. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for about 15 minutes or until muffins are browned and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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