Bran Muffins

The great health value of bran muffins lies in the laxative quality that they introduce into the regular diet.


1-1/2 cups white flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups bran
1-1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg


  • In a large bowl mix and sift the flour, soda, baking powder, and salt; than add the bran and set aside.
  • Slightly grease nonstick muffin pan (or place paper muffin cups in muffin tin) and set aside.
  • Preheat owen to moderate (375º F or about 190º C).
  • In a food processor or mixing bowl mix egg, milk and the molasses.
  • Combine dry and moist mixture and fill greased muffin pans about two-thirds full.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for about 25 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack and serve warm or cold.

Makes 6 large muffins.

Bran is the hard outer layer of grain that lie just below the hull. Bran is commonly used in baked goods and cereals to add dietary fiber and nutrients.

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Did You Know?
A muffin is a type of bread that is baked in small portions. Many forms are somewhat like small cakes or cupcakes in shape, although they usually are not as sweet as cupcakes and generally lack frosting. Savory varieties, such as cornbread muffins, also exist. They generally fit in the palm of an adult hand, and are intended to be consumed by an individual in a single sitting.

In Commonwealth countries muffin can also refer to a disk-shaped English muffin. As American-style muffins are also sold in Commonwealth countries, the term muffin can refer to either product, with the context usually making clear which is meant.

There are many varieties and flavors of muffins made with a specific ingredient such as blueberries, chocolate chips, cucumbers, raspberry, cinnamon, pumpkin, date, nut, lemon, banana, orange, peach, strawberry, boysenberry, almond, and carrot, baked into the muffin. Muffins are often eaten for breakfast; alternatively, they may be served for tea or at other meals.