I’m finally home! There’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed, and eating something from your own kitchen. So this morning I decided to whip up some oat bran muffins from the new edition of Simply in Season.
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 cup milk (could also use buttermilk)
2 Tbs molasses
1 1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup raisins (could substitute any dried fruit)
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seed meal (all I had was flax seeds, so I gave them a spin in the extra coffee grinder I keep on hand for just such occasions)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. Mix brown sugar through molasses in a bowl.
2. In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients.
3. Bake in a greased muffin pan (fill cups about 2/3 full) in a preheated oven at 400F for 18-20 minutes.
Yield: 12 muffins
The verdict: Very tasty, but a little dry. I’m also wondering if a little applesauce would taste good. Overall they were yummy even plain (I’m sure DH will add gobs of butter when he gets home from his morning run). I like the little textures of the sesame seeds, bran, the nuttiness of the germ. Will definitely make these again.
Serving size: 1/12 of a recipe (3.2 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (35%) 94.16
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.87g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.65g 8%
Cholesterol 18.44mg 6%
Sodium 237.83mg 10%
Potassium 361.97mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 43.66g 15%
Fiber 4.43g 18%
Protein 6.62g 13%