Ago old bran muffins. Nothing much new to report here as I am sure we have all made them and eaten them at one point or another. I haven't made them in, oh, something like 15 or more years. This morning when I was itching to bake something, these are what came to mind. When I have made them previously, I have always used brown sugar to sweeten them. Today, I used part brown sugar and part honey. What a difference in a really tasty way! The honey brings so much flavour to the muffin and if most definitely shines through in the taste. So, next time you are planning to give the bran muffins a miss, don't! They are really fluffy, sweet and just plain ol' delicious. Even better with butter I might add.
Note: If you don't have buttermilk, just add a squeeze of lemon juice or a splash of vinegar to your milk to make it sour. Stir and let it sit for a few minutes, voilà,, buttermilk!
Also, I used whole wheat in this recipe, but you could just as easily use plain flour if it is what you have on hand or prefer.
Great breakfast muffins because they are healthy right? Okay, I am going with the fact that they have bran and whole wheat, so they must be good for you. I might just know the complete difference, but I am still enjoying them and calling them my healthy breakfast muffin.
Like all baked goods, these muffins are best the day they are baked. However, they will keep for a couple of days in an airtight container.
Honey Bran Muffins
Makes 12 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 20 minutes
1/3 Cup/75 grams butter
1/3 Cup/80 ml honey
1/4 Cup/50 grams brown sugar
1 Cup/240 ml buttermilk
1 Cup/60 grams wheat bran
1 Cup/125 grams whole wheat flour
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin pans and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Add the bran to the milk and set aside.
In the bowl of you electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar on high speed for about 3 minutes. Add the egg and the honey and continue to mix for another 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture and mix on a low speed until combine. Add the bran mixture and stir until just combined.
Pour evenly into prepared muffin tins. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Muffins will be done with a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
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