The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!
The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Raisin Oat-Bran Muffin
This morning at work, the head honcho was telling us about a seminar we should attend. Not a single person showed any interest, until she mentioned there will be a free breakfast. That got my attention - I will be there! I can almost always be bribed with a breakfast, especially if it is free!!
The husband is the exact opposite. He has never eaten it, and honestly would never eat it, if I didn't force him to. I tried initially to say things like: "but honey, its the most important meal of the day...." and "it keeps your metabolism going!!" to no avail. He just isn't a morning person, and to him breakfast is just too.much.work.
My newest attempt to get him to eat breakfast involves making something that he literally just has to grab on his way to the office. But it also has to be healthy, so donuts and most muffins are out. I did smoothies for a while, but that was too much effort for me. So I have resorted to making healthy muffins to get him to eat something, anything before he leaves for the day.
These raisin oat-bran muffins are healthy, delicious, and high in fibre. I made the recipe exactly as called for and they turned out perfect. The nutritional information is included at the bottom of the recipe.
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups oat bran
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chilled applesauce
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line or grease 12 muffin cups.
Blend together brown sugar, oat bran, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add eggs, chilled applesauce, and vegetable oil. Mix until well-blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 182 | Total Fat: 6.4g | Cholesterol: 35mg