Flax Oat Bran Muffins

September 14, 2008

Sometimes I just crave an uber-healthy muffin, one that's chock full of good-for-you stuff like flax, bran, raisins...you know the kind I mean. They don't have to be big to do the trick. In fact, they usually are so densely packed with goodness they weigh twice as much as the the standard "light and fluffy" bran muffins you find in the nearest coffee shop, but are about half the size and better. This is the kind I like. Anything bigger and it's just too much. I call these types of muffins "pipe cleaners." Don't make me explain. All the hearty, fibery goodness should be explanation enough. This is the pipe cleaner recipe I love. Flax Oat Bran Muffins 1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour 3/4 cup flaxseed meal 3/4 cup oat bran 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 cup carrots, grated 1 large apple, grated 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. vanilla In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Stir in carrots, apples and raisins. Combine milk, beaten eggs and vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Comments

Thumbbook's picture

This looks yummy! I love easy recipes.

Dee's picture

These look really yummy. However, if I ate even one I wouldn't be able to leave the house for a couple of days...

JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen's picture

Those muffins look great! I am always looking for nice healthy alternatives and this one is great!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js's picture

Have to make these. Need pipecleaners too. ;)

But they also look superdarnyummy, so it's not a big deal. ;)

I am the muffin man…here I am and you know I can, love's picture

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design's picture

Foodista calls this the "pipe cleaner recipe I love", and if you look at the recipe, you will know why! With all the fiber packed in this amazing recipe, I have no doubt my pipes will be clean in no time :)

b's picture

I just made these.
They are pretty good, I subbed raspberries for the apples.
I found them a little dry, perhaps because i let them cook to long.
I had to smear lots 'o butter on them.
so- be careful not to over cook!!
really tasty flavor though!
I'll try this again.


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