Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Healthy Classic

Dear Readers,
I don't always cook things which contain butter and cream, just most of the time.  Sometimes I actually crave healthy foods like a great salad or some wonderful fruit. 

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received 3 full size boxes of different types of Kellogg's All Bran cereals to sample.  One of those was the classic All Bran Original cereal.  I must be honest here - not a big fan of the all bran though I'm sure my GI tract wishes I were.  The Husband got through one box but what to do with the rest, I pondered.
I went to Kellogg's website and found this recipe for the original All-Bran Muffins.  These muffins contain 160 calories apiece and provide 4 grams of the recommended 25 grams of daily fiber us gals need in our diet.  They are a bit on the high side calorie wise but with a banana or an apple, it's certainly an adequate breakfast.  I put 3/4 cups of dried cranberries in mine which will up that calorie content to some degree, but it was worth it for the tart flavor.  Enjoy!

The Original All-Bran Muffins

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups All Bran Cereal
1 1/4 cup fat free milk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cups dried raisins or cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare 12 muffin tins by spraying with vegetable oil spray. 
Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, dried fruit and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all bran cereal and milk and let stand for about 2 minutes until cereal softens.  Add egg and oil.  Beat well.  Add flour mixture and stir only until combined.  Portion evenly into the muffin pan cups.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. 


Big sis said...

I used to make these all the time. I would refrigerate the batter and cook a couple fresh in the morning while getting ready for work. I am going to make these again.Thanks for the reminder.

whack patti said...

Satisfying in several ways!