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Fruit-and-Bran Muffins

Yield Makes 12 muffins (serving size: 1 muffin)
A few spices and a tart apple make these muffins a must-make this weekend. As a bonus, they serve up a good dose of fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups O-shaped sweetened oat-and-wheat bran cereal
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked oat bran hot cereal
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 150
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 5.2 g
  • carbohydrate 27.3 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.5 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 158 mg
  • calcium 118 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring milk to a boil in a large saucepan; remove from heat, and stir in O-shaped cereal. Let stand 5 minutes or until cereal is softened.

  2. Stir in apple and next 8 ingredients until blended.

  3. Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter evenly into cups.

  4. Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal for sweetened cereal and Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal for uncooked cereal in this recipe.