PointsPlus Raisin Bran Muffins Recipe

PointsPlus Raisin Bran Muffins Recipe
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Raisin Bran Muffin
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Raisin Bran Muffin

Start your day right with a delicious and healthy raisin bran muffin, using this simple recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 2 sprays cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup uncooked wheat bran
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ cup butter, softened 
  • 2/3 cup Sugar in the Raw Turbinado Sugar from Natural Cane, or other brand
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 12-hole muffin tin with cooking spray. 

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, wheat bran, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, cream butter with sugar until sugar is dissolved; add egg and beat thoroughly. Add 1/3 of the bran mixture and 1/3 cup of buttermilk; mix until just combined. Repeat, alternating with remaining bran mixture and butermilk. Fold in raisins. 

Fill each prepared muffin hole about 2/3 full with batter; place tray in the middle of the oven. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm or cooled. 

Raisin Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Raisin Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.