The World’s Most Amazing Bran Muffins

At my friend Erica’s request I am posting this muffin recipe.  I eat one each morning for breakfast.  They are filling and VERY healthy.  Once I get started talking about these muffins, I think I actually freak people out.  But, they immediately are hooked after their first bite. 

Gathering the ingredients can be tricky.  I highly suggest Whole Foods, but you will need a normal grocery store for the All-Bran cereal.  And remember the oat bran is generally with the oatmeal.  Also, I buy 5 bananas every time I go to the grocery store to ensure I always have ripe ones when I need to make a batch.

Tip:  Sometimes mine only make about 18 muffins, so fill the extra holes with water so they cook evenly!

Bran Muffins

Mix in a Large Bowl:

¾ cup Wheat Bran

¾ cup Oat Bran

1 cup All-Bran

1 cup Whole grain flour

1 cup Flaxseed meal ground

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

Puree in Blender or Food Processor:

Either 2 whole oranges with peel OR 5 ripe bananas

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup canola oil

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

Mix well with a wooden spoon the dry and liquid mixture from above with (these are optional):

1 ½ cup raisins

Or

Dried Cranberries

Or

1 cup Walnuts (which is what I do)

Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes at 375. (fill the empty tins with water)