1 1/2 cup 100% bran cereal 1 1/2 cup applesauce 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/4 cup margarine, melted 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup raisins, optional Applesauce Glaze 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon applesauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F; grease muffin pans.
In a large bowl, mix bran, applesauce, egg, margarine and brown sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking powder and cinnamon; stir in bran mixture just until blended, batter will be lumpy. Stir in raisins. Spoon batter into muffin cups and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pans; cool slightly. To prepare glaze, blend powdered sugar and applesauce until smooth; drizzle over muffins.
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Excellent & easy! but, I changed a few things on this one "just to see" if it would work and for health reasons.
I used raisin bran cereal, I also used organic unsweetened applesauce, I used butter, 1/2 Organic coconut sugar, u can use gluten free flours, i used a bit of tangerine zest and 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and no glaze.....Outcome? EXCELLENT!!! will def make more and always change it up, its fun that way!!!
Guest October 15, 2012 REVIEW:
Super easy and quick, I make without the glaze and substitute whatever I have on hand (cranberries, blueberries, etc.) for raisins. Even my picky toddler eats them!
Carole March 16, 2010 REVIEW:
Delicious and moist! Great way to eat bran. I replaced raisin by blueberries. Kids and husband loved them. I will make them often!
jpmalonesr March 3, 2010 REVIEW:
I make these for my wife. She eats them for the fiber, enjoys them for the taste. One change, however, I make them with a full cup of blueberries, frozen or fresh. They are also great with cranberries, also a full cup. I must have made these 20 or more time to date and I don't think there is an end unless my wife gets tired of them.
Guest January 25, 2009 REVIEW:
Excellent! Super-easy, very moist. No need for the glaze--I made it without and they are fantastic!
Mammer January 21, 2008 REVIEW:
This is an extremely moist and delicious muffin recipe. In fact, one could do away with the glaze and it still tastes yummy! This is a keeper.
Bran January 3, 2007 REVIEW:
I'm looking for a recipe that is lighter (texture) than this one. The taste is great. Reminds me of McDonald's apple bran muffins.