Make this batter early in the week, then scoop and cook a muffin every day for a healthy breakfast in a flash.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
This recipe has potential. I made these using All Bran cereal and wheat bran and then I baked them instead of microwaving because I did not have a microwaveable muffin pan. I guessed on the temperature needed and the time to bake. I think these would be better with a touch more oil or even a mashed banana to moisten them up some.