I actually love bran muffins. They are hearty and filling, yet sweet and soft. I realized my love for bran muffins years ago while at one of my friend's grandmother's house in Canada. She is basically famous for her bran muffins. I can honestly say that that was the first time I had bran muffins I really enjoyed. I have since tried many many recipes, most of which were really good, but had a different flavor that I was used to or was searching for. I wanted a recipe that actually used wheat bran, not just a cereal that had bran in it. I found this recipe online and have loved it ever since!
Delicious Bran Muffins
1 1/2 cups wheat bran
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter melted
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins (optional - I opt out)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes.
Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended. Fold in raisins and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!
Recipe Source:Adapted from Allrecipes