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Morning Muffins – Bran, No Raisins

2014 November 16


This morning’s muffins were much-needed in more ways than one.

I am working on this stressful project for work right now. I had a feeling it was going to be stressful when I signed up and it has delivered on that promise. It has dampened my Friday morning, crept into my Saturday night and it was there again at dawn this morning. On a Sunday. Poisoning me with its promises of worry and frustration. I hate those kinds of projects. I try my hardest to avoid them because at this age, at this stage in life, I prefer to focus my energy – both personal and professional – on things that feed me and nurture me and don’t ruin my Saturday night.

So this morning, I chose to feed my soul instead. And when my husband randomly mentioned that he was craving bran muffins, it became a clear sign that I needed to make my Sunday morning much better than my Saturday night. So here is the recipe for a batch of simple, delicious bran muffins – sans raisins, because I can’t deal with a raisin in my muffin – that were stress-free and fed us all.

Bran Muffins 


1 cup wheat bran

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup milk

1/2 cup molasses or honey

3/4 cup applesauce

2 tbsp. oil

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Optional accessories (we opted to keep ours plain and simple this time):

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped nuts

chocolate chips to taste

1/2 cup shredded coconut


Preheat over to 400 degrees.

Combine wheat bran, flour, baking soda and baking powder.

In another bowl, combine milk, applesauce, oil, eggs and molasses (or honey).

Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring until just combined.

Bake in prepared muffin tin for 15-17 minutes.

My husband enjoyed his hot from the oven, slathered with butter and a little maple syrup (Canadian boy syndrome) but mine was perfect all on its own.

Happy Sunday. xx


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  1. November 16, 2014

    I love this. I cam home after a two day workshop and dove into baking banana bread and it was the best. The whole family gathered around the stove and basically shoved it in their mouths.

  2. November 17, 2014

    This is the second time I’ve read something and Amanda has been first commenter! I think the other was GGC. I read all 3 of your blogs, every time you each post. What a small/huge world.

    • WWGD permalink*
      November 17, 2014

      Ha, love that. Thanks for reading!

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