Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

You know how sometimes, you make a recipe and it is completely, surprisingly good, and then you get obsessed and make it four times in the next week? That's how I am about these muffins. Except a recipe makes twelve, so I've only made them twice. Even including my recent muffins for dinner episode, forty-eight in one week is a bit much. Anyway, they're a Weight Watchers recipe, so I was skeptical at first, but they're moist and sweet and well, they're bran muffins. Adding whole wheat flour isn't going to change them that much.

Apple Bran Muffins
Adapted from here

1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup uncooked wheat bran
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk (I just add lemon juice to regular milk and let it sit, since I never think ahead enough to have buttermilk on hand)
1 medium-to-large sized apple, peeled and diced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine flour, wheat bran, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar, add egg and beat thoroughly.
4. Add 1/3 of bran mixture and 1/3 of buttermilk, mix until just combined. Continue, alternating bran mixture and buttermilk. Fold in apples.
5. Add to prepared muffin tins. Place in middle rack of oven, and cook until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about fifteen to twenty minutes.

I like to eat them and pretend I'm still in San Francisco, where I used to go here to eat a bran muffin and drink a cup of tea before work on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  1. these look goood! Might have to steal this recipe!

  2. Ohhh I love bran anything. Making these.

  3. I know exactly how you feel!! I make one recipe my eggplant parmesan at least once a week or at least crave it once a week. Those muffins look delicious! xo

  4. Might have to try these. And I totally know how you feel, I once made Andes mint chunk cookies four weekends in a row and was basically put off cookies of any kind for months after that. But boy were they delicious!

  5. Will start making these ASAP. Also, I will be in SF next weekend for a visit- I will make sure to visit ThoroughBread for you, and maybe even the dumpling place.

  6. these look fantastic! i love bran muffins, but every time i'm out with people and i order them, i always get a look or some stupid joke about whether i'm regular. maybe my friends are just five-years-old.

  7. Mmmm, I love muffins. Thanks for the recipe. I'm definitely going to give them a go...

  8. You make bran muffins look yummy!!

  9. Ooh I like your stripes and your wheat bran!

  10. Just found your blog...MMMMM....those look yum! Love your blog!


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