Cinnamon-Apple Bran Muffins
Feel free to substitute 1 cup of chopped fresh cherries, or firm, ripe pear for the apple.
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 cup diced unpeeled Granny Smith apple
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, bran, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, ginger, and baking soda. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, brown sugar, oil, egg, and orange zest. Pour into dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in apple. Do not over mix.

4. In a small bowl, stir together granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on top. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutritional Information
Per muffin: 153 calories, 4.3g total fat, 0.7g saturated fat, 2.7g monounsaturated fat, 0.5g polyunsaturated fat, 1.9g dietary fiber, 3g protein, 27g carbohydrate, 18mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium.
Good source of: thiamin, selenium.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
Makes 12 muffins

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