Could this title be any cornier?
…sorry I’m not sorry…I love puns and corny jokes…
Anywayssss, as you can tell by the title, today involved craisins. And raisins. I wanted to bake some raisin bran muffins and this morning was the perfect day to do so. Usually I like to wake up early to get in a workout, but today I switched it up. I slept in and baked all morning. Booyaa.
As much as I love raisin bran muffins, they are usually loaded with fat and are approximately a zillion calories. One muffin isn’t worth all those calories to me (froyo > muffins). After much googling, I was able to find a recipe that looked pretty solid. I mean, a recipe that has 5 stars and 829 reviews, and ingredients that aren’t completely terrible? I think I’ll take it.
I used this recipe, but changed a few things around (like using whole wheat flour instead of regular, soy milk instead of buttermilk, etc). Here’s my take:
Craisin Raisin Bran Muffins
1 & 1/2 cups Cascadian Farm Organic Raisin Bran Cereal
1 cup soy milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Trader Joe’s whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup craisins (I used some from Trader Joes)
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease muffin pan. Mix together cereal and soy milk. Let stand for 10 minutes (or longer…I kinda ate breakfast and did other stuff while baking 0:) )
Beat oil, egg, sugar and vanilla together. Add the oil/egg/sugar/vanilla to the soy milk/cereal. Mix together whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add craisins (yum!) and pour batter into muffin tins.
Bake 15-20 minutes (my oven took 15) or until toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
And try to not eat the entire pan.
These muffins were so incredibly moist and delicious. Honestly, they are the best-textured muffins I’ve ever had. And, not completely unhealthy. Wanna know some facts? 186 calories. 7 grams fat. 1 gram sat fat. 2.5 grams fiber. I think I’ll be making these pretty often…and before races!
I even got my Mom to eat a muffin (she pretty much never eats muffins) and she said she’d be eating some more this week. Winninggggg (remember when everyone used to say this?)
Well I’m off to go camera hunting with Joe! So many awesome cameras, so little
Have a great night!
Question for you:
What’s your favorite type of muffin?