Oat Bran Muffins

  • alliecat31985 Posted: 09/12/10
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    Wow, these are delicious! I used three whole apples, and a couple handfuls of baby carrots, thrown into the Vita-Mix (without measuring). I also added an extra tsp cinnamon and I couldn't find oat bran so I just ground up oatmeal into oat flour (not the same, I know). But they turned out awesome, and with the use of the blender/processor they weren't too labor intensive as a few people have said.

  • Pumpkina Posted: 09/06/10
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    These are very good muffins and very healthy. Great snack, alhtough it does take work to make them. My husband did not enjoy them as much, but I think a bit extra sugar might do the trick; not a whole lot, just a bit more to attract people with sweeter tastes. They do freeze very well. Worth making!

  • 1ColtsFanJan Posted: 01/24/09
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    Very very good!!! Filling, tasty and the flavors of the apples, raisins, carrots and orange is loaded with satisfaction! Will definitel make again! For WWatchers, this is 2 points each. I have electric oven and these bakes in 15 minutes. I am from Indianapolis.

  • lindzbeaud Posted: 08/22/10
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    Great recipe! They were a little labor intensive but made a substantial amount and they are super yummy! I used wheat bran as I couldn't find oat bran and I also used 3 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg as other reviewers had suggested. I was a little confused by the orange peel--it wasn't finely blended by my blender so I used a sieve. Good, filling muffins and I will make again.

  • Kendra92 Posted: 06/07/09
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    I made these last night and they turned out beautifully. Moist and full of flavor! My mom and I both loved them. I definitely recommend this recipe :) I made a half batch to try them out and used 2 egg whites instead of the 3 asked for in the ful recipe.

  • hidesertcooker Posted: 05/30/09
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    This is a wonderful muffin. I have made it exactly as written and also with a few changes: Scottish oats instead of bran, a little less brown sugar, 2/3 c. chopped walnuts instead of flaxseed, 3 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cloves (instead of just cinnamon) and craisins or chopped dried apricots instead of raisins. Either way, it is a dense healthy muffin which freezes perfectly and is very filling.

  • love2cooklight Posted: 09/07/09
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    This is my favorite healthy muffin recipe. I have made the recipe 6 times now, and I love it. I freeze the muffins and take one a day to work with me. At first, I found the orange rind to be too bitter, but then I just took a knife and cut off a lot of the bitter white part of the rind before adding the rind to the food processor, and that cured the problem. They've been great ever since.

  • TDKKfarm Posted: 07/13/10
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    Good solid recipe, easy to make changes. I did not find it as labor-intensive as some other reviewers said, but then, I do a lot of baking to feed my kids healthy snacks. I subbed wheat bran because that's all I could find the day I wanted to make these. Also subbed zucchini for the carrot because we've got garden zuch filling up the fridge! Not too sweet. Love that it made enough to eat and freeze.

  • SuCooper Posted: 12/09/09
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    Great recipe. Once the melody line is mastered, there's tons of room for jazzing around! & not just inside the recipe, but ... Had one for breakfast with cheese and apple and banana on the side. Just had another one for lunch ... with a little piece of chicken and a pile of carrots. Muffin went well with both! Wonder what I'll do for dinner! :) Excellent.

  • FallingStars Posted: 09/25/10
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    I've finally found a perfect, healthy muffin recipe! Don't let the complicated recipe scare you off; it goes pretty quickly with the help of a food processor and blender. It also makes a large batch that freezes incredibly well. I always tweak a recipe slightly. I used ground flaxseed since your body can't process the whole seeds--I agree with a previous reviewer that it's a waste to use the whole seeds. I added a teaspoon of nutmeg. I shredded both the carrots and apples, skipped the raisins, and added a cup chopped walnuts. The recipe also turned out well with a whole egg and one white. I topped each muffin with about a 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar before baking to give them a little more sweetness. Yum!

  • jess30 Posted: 08/16/10
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    Tastes good, but why include flax seed if it isn't digested unless ground? Seems unnecessary.

  • lminhsv Posted: 01/16/11
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    Followed the recipe except that I left out the dry milk (didn't want to buy a huge container). These muffins are just ok to me. They taste healthy. My 2 year old spit them out and my husband didn't care for them.

  • Shendock Posted: 11/15/12
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    I've made these since Nov 2002 and they always turn out great! Usually use baby carrots because they're sweeter. Substitute thicker skinned oranges for thin skinned only out of desperation - thicker skin has more pith which is bitter. Always use freshly ground flax seed. Yields two dozen muffins which freeze quite well. Lost my paper copy of this recipe and came back here to make them tonight. Unfortunately, read the reviews while they were baking. Outside of measuring, the most time consuming part of this is prep of the carrots & apples - like alliecat's suggestion to toss them into the food processor or blender with minor prep along with the orange, etc. This is sure to save a good part of the prep time.

  • AmberRN Posted: 01/19/13
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    I love these muffins. I do all WW flour and this last time I substituted craisins. Yum

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