2 Aug 2014

Honey Raisin Bran Muffins



Good morning muffins!

If I say that often enough, do you think that muffins will magically appear on my kitchen counter ready to be consumed? Be careful how you answer this, you might crush my dreams.

But until this starts happening, I will be content with actually baking them myself.




Recently, as some of you may know, I have been on a sort of a granola kick. Coconut Vanilla Granolapecan cranberry granolaapricot granola... the list goes on. So granola and yogurt. That was pretty much my breakfast for the past month. Obsessive much? I think obsessive should be my middle name.




Now maybe my breakfasts will look like muffins and yogurt instead. I can see myself having a muffin obsession. New month, new obsession.

Just watch me make a granola recipe for my next post. I'm not sure if my obsession for granola will ever go away.




These muffins were fantastic. I gave some to my dad who hates bran, and he gobbled down two of these, and was reaching for a third the last time I checked. These muffins will put your bowl of raisin bran to shame, and are probably healthier too.

I'm thinking perfect weekday grab and go breakfast? This is so happening.





Honey Raisin Bran Muffins
printable recipe


What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups wheat bran


Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. Place the raisins in a medium bowl, and sprinkle them with the baking soda. Pour the boiling water over the raisins, stir once, then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the honey,flour, salt, egg, oil, milk and wheat bran until just combined. Add in the raisin mixture (both the raisins and the raisin water) and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Fill each paper liner 3/4 full of batter. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool on the wire racks.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Cathleen , what delicious muffin , honey , raisins and bran , they are good health wise .. making these and adding some pecans ... my family love nuts . Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Hey Cathleen! How are you doing. I have a question. I may sound silly, because I do not know much about baking and you seem to be the right person to clarify my doubt with :)

    If you bake a cake with the cup cake batter, will it turnout equally good? Would there be any difference? Similarly, can we use the usual cake batter to make muffins?

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    1. It's not silly at all. You can use cake batter to make muffins (or cupcakes). I have done this many times. What you need to do is keep the temperature the same as the cake recipe says, but reduce the cooking time by about 1/3 or 1/2. Check after the halfway mark to see if ready, if not, give it a few minutes longer. (most muffin/cupcakes take 15-20 minutes to cook)

      So similarly, you can go the other way around with the cupcake batter to cake. Increase time by two, but keep the same temperature. It depends on the cupcake recipe, but generally I think it will make a good cake recipe.

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  3. Those look great! A nice muffin flavor :)

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  4. These looks fantastic, and all cupboard ingredients pretty much - yay! :D Definitely a perfect kick-start to your day :) Mmmmmm muffin munchkins should definitely rattle up some of these and have them waiting for us in the morning *shuts eyes and makes a certain with about certain baked goods of goodness* Hope you're having an amazing weekend so far :D x

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  5. That is great thing for weekend breakfast!

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  6. Every morning I wish muffins would just appear in my life! Maybe this is a sign I should actually make them? These sound awesome!

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  7. wow, this just perfect to starting a day!!!
    lovely raisin and honey muffin!!!

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  8. These sound really good Cathleen, love this combination!

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  9. If saying "muffins" made them appear, oh what a world it would be!

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  10. Can't say no to healthy muffins now, can we? If only muffins could magically appear for breakfast.....I like that!

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  11. These muffins look so delicious, breakfast here I come :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. looks so delicious!!
    xx
    laura&nora

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  13. I don't make muffins nearly often enough. Raisin bran is one of my fave flavors and these look perfect!

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  14. I would always love muffins for a easy and quick breakfast! They`re so delicious. Love this!

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