Morning Muffins – Bran, No Raisins
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.
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