Quick Ginger Bran Muffins

Quick Ginger Bran Muffins Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
Make this batter early in the week, then scoop and cook a muffin every day for a healthy breakfast in a flash.

Yield:

Makes 8
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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

Note: Nutritional analysis is per muffin.

Ginger Johnson, Reno,

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April 2011
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