Apple Bran Muffins

 Source: Apple Bran Muffins, SaskFlax

Source: Apple Bran Muffins, SaskFlax

These tasty Apple Bran Muffins are a delicious source of fibre!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) buttermilk           
  •  1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar     
  •  1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil           
  •  3 Tbsp (45 mL) fancy molasses    
  •  1 egg                     
  •  1 cup (250 mL) natural bran    
  •  1 cup (250 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour       
  •  1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flaxseed       
  •  1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda      
  •  1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder    
  •  1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt   
  •  1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped, peeled and cored apple        
  •  3/4 cup (175 mL) chopped pitted dates    

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. In a large bowl whisk together buttermilk, brown sugar, canola oil, molasses and egg.

  3. In another bowl, combine bran, all-purpose flour, flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  4. Stir dry ingredient mixture into liquid ingredient mixture. Stir in apple and dates.

  5. Spray muffin tins with a nonstick cooking spray. Spoon batter into muffin tins two thirds full.

  6. Bake 17 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes.  Remove muffins from tins and cool on a rack.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 12 muffins.

SERVING SIZE: 1 muffin. Each serving contains 2 tsp (10 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 210
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 21 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 240 mg
Potassium 214 mg