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Quick Ginger Bran Muffins

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes 8
Make this batter early in the week, then scoop and cook a muffin every day for a healthy breakfast in a flash.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup bran cereal (flakes or another shape)
  • 1/4 cup unprocessed bran
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit such as raisins, cherries, or cranberries
  • Cooking-oil spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • protein 3.6 g
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • sodium 150 mg
  • cholesterol 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix together both brans with 1/4 cup boiling water in a large bowl. Let cool. In a small bowl, combine oil, honey, molasses, milk, and egg, then stir into bran mixture. Add flour, baking soda, salt, spices, and dried fruit and stir until just combined.

  2. Spray a microwave-safe 1/2-cup bowl or ramekin with cooking spray and spoon in 1/4 cup batter. Microwave until muffin springs back when touched but isn't hard, about 45 seconds for a single muffin or 90 seconds for 4 muffins cooked together. Repeat with remaining batter.

  3. Make ahead: For batter, up to 4 days, chilled.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per muffin.