Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ask and Ye Shall Receive!

Well, you'll receive a bran muffin recipe at least :)

A few people asked so here it is - I sent the recipe to Carolyn yesterday and she can already attest to the deliciousness of the muffins.

Oh and I had a thought - what about using chocolate covered raisins - ya, know like Glosette raisins - ya, get the raisins, ya get the chocolate! This is what entered my head first thing when I woke up this morning - PURE GENIOUS I say.

Classic Bran Muffins
. . . an old favourite - with good reason. (seriously - this is what the recipe says)

1 cupbuttermilk*
1/3 cupvegetable oil
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup raisins or dates

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Mix together bran and buttermilk; let stand. Combine oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk-bran mixture.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and stir well.
Add to first mixture and stir until just blended.

Add raisins or dates and spoon into prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until done.

* To substiture for 1 cup buttermilk, use 1 tbsp. lemon juice plus enough milk to make 1 cup (250 mL).

YIELD: 12 muffins.

I do use the Rogers Wheat bran but I use an organic all purpose flour and I only use ¼ cup of brown sugar!

Bon Appetit!


Anonymous said...

How dare you give away my secret recipe!

The Muffin Man:)

Rana and Yvan said...

uh oh! I might have jeopardized The Muffin Man ever making muffins again! Mah! Whatevs! I can make these in my sleep :)

CinnamonOpus said...

Way to go. Now I am TOTALLY packing up That Baby and braving the 3 degree weather to walk to the store for BUTTERMILK.

I hold you responsible.


Shauna said...

mmmmmmmmmmm chocolate covered raisons!

Shauna said...

sorry about the wrong spelling! RAISINS

Rana and Yvan said...

Cinn- you don't HAVE to use buttermilk - use 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice in one cup of milk - let sit for 5 minutes and viola!!

I feel better I may have adverted a disaster wherein I hear on National news of tramatic walk to story by Cat ladyand Stinkerbelle!

That's right I said - CAT Lady!!! And it is definitely the pot calling the kettle black ;)

Gaunt Family said...

I won't even say what I thought I was coming here to read when I saw the title of your post. A recipe for yummy muffins will suffice for now.

CinnamonOpus said...

TOO LATE! I froze my whatsis off going to the store. And I bought buttermilk. (We didn't have milk either, so I bought that too.)


(You mock my cat lady-ness. You're just JEALOUS. When I am old and wearing a red hat and a purple pantsuit and am yelling at the neighbourhood kids... Oh wait. There's no way this ends well for me. Never mind.)

Ramona said...

Ok... Now that I have the recipe, I need to let my man know that it's up to him to do the baking too! Bran muffins just need raisins in my mind... Or saskatoons (but not blueberries- did that last week and it was just wrong to me). Banana muffins now they need chocolate chips. And tell the muffin man that we'll send him money if we sell the recipe to anyone! Or better yet- buy him a drink in Ethiopia...

Rana and Yvan said...


You just froze your Whatsis off!? I was hoping to get your thing-a-mer-bobbies too....muh wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....

Did you remember to get the glosette raisins to add too?

june said...

Ok, that glosette raisin plan is GEEEENYUS.

And here is a video for you, cat lady. And the other cat lady.

Rana and Yvan said...

June - that link didn't work - can you post it again

P.S. this better not be a David Caruso doing CATS type of thing!

CinnamonOpus said...

Oh SURE, you people go ahead and make your funny comedy jokes! While meanwhile, I sit here with NO GLOSSETTES.

Like I don't get enough abuse from MY CAT.

The Hattons... said...

Sounds delicious, especially with chocolate raisins. I'll definitely be giving this a try!