I picked up some Hodgson Mill Oat Bran at the store some time ago and, in my quest for a healthy muffin, made this recipe from the back of the box. Talk about a perfect snack when you’re on the go! These muffins are hearty and filling, packed with protein and fiber. Here’s a great article if you want to learn more about the health benefits of oat bran. It is so good for you!
Oat Bran Applesauce Muffins (recipe from Hodgson Mill)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups oat bran cereal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs or 4 egg whites
1 cup applesauce, chilled
4 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or grease muffin cups. Blend together dry ingredients.
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Add eggs, applesauce, and oil. I like to use Mott’s all-natural unsweetened applesauce for baking.
Mix until well blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 12 muffins.
I froze all the muffins from the batch I made so if I know I’ll be needing a snack later, I just grab one out of the freezer on my way out the door. By the time I’m hungry it’s completely thawed out and totally tasty! And, it keeps me full until mealtime, so I’m not tempted to snack on something unhealthy.