Sunday, 13 November 2011

Apple Raspberry Bran Muffins


I wanted to make a snack that I can bring to work.  I get hungry around 3pm – that time between lunch and dinner.  I like muffins but the ones at the stores have a ton of sugar and are huge!  Time to make my own.

Check out the verdict at the end of the post!
Apple Raspberry Bran Muffins
Makes 7 small muffins.

Ingredients
Dry:
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup bran
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Wet:
1 egg
¼ cup oil
1/3 cup yogurt
¼ cup sucanat sugar (or brown sugar)
¼ cup apple juice

½ cup (total) of raspberries and cubed apples 

Directions
1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with 7 cupcake liners
2.       In a small bowl, whisk all dry ingredients. Set aside.
3.       In a larger bowl, beat all wet ingredients.
4.       Add dry ingredients to wet, and mix with a spatula until just combined.
5.       Fold in apples and raspberries.
6.       Spoon batter into liners, just over ¾ full.
7.       Bake for 13 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry.

Before baking

After baking


Verdict: These muffins turned out super moist and perfectly sweet.  The raspberries gave them a really nice kick of flavor.  These will make a great afternoon snack at work!



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