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  1. Thursday, February 18

    Oat Bran Muffins

    I recently picked up a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal. Our girls love hot cereal so I thought we’d give it a try. On the back was a recipe for oat bran muffins.  I love bran muffins, so I had to make the recipe. (I’ve yet to cook hot cereal with our bag of oat bran!)

    oat bran muffins web

    I made quite a few adaptations to the recipe – it was far too healthy. 😉 Our muffins came out light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness.  I used a mini muffin tin and was popping muffins like candy. (Side note: Cate, my 5-year-old, gave me the muffin tin for Christmas and I LOVE it. What a smart little girl. Mini muffins are my new fave.)

    oat bran muffins in tin web

    Oat Bran Muffins
    • ¾ cup whole wheat or regular pastry flour
    • ¾ cup Bob's Red Mill oat bran cereal
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ⅓ cup banana (1 medium), mashed
    • ½ cup yogurt
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla
    1. Mix dry ingredients. Mix liquid ingredients in separate bowl. Combine the two mixtures and stir until moistened. Lightly grease or line muffin tin with paper cups. Fill ⅔ full. Bake at 400º for 18-20 minutes. Makes 10-12 muffins. (If you use mini muffin tins like I did, bake at 350º degrees for 18-20 minutes. Makes 24 mini muffins.)