Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Challenge: Raisin Bran Muffins

This is my first food post (the saved drafts don't count) since the creation of my new blog-look. I am just so happy with the results.

Makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside, just like these muffins will do to you......

This recipe is linked to:

Lark's Country Heart

I had a friend message me on facebook a few weeks ago saying, "Hey Ang, do you have a recipe for bran muffins?"

And I didn't.....

I felt bad that I could not supply a recipe on the spot for this friend, but the same day I headed to the kitchen and challenged myself with the production of a bran muffin.

My mom has a really good recipe, but that would be cheating if supplied hers.

I usually keep a good supply of cereals on hand, and a box of Raisin Bran was sitting in the mix.

I ran it through my mini chopper to grind it into fine crumbs.

And with the raisins being in the cereal, I didn't have to add them to the recipe. How convenient is that?

All you need is two bowls (a measuring cup for the milk). One for wet and one for dry.

Whisk the wet ingredients together and add them to the dry ingredients.


You know how I love them, right?

After everything is mixed together, scoop the batter into paper lined muffin cups.

I had to show you the inside of these because they are super-duper moist.

Raisin Bran Muffins

Dry Ingredients:
1 1/4 c. Raisin Bran cereal, ground into fine crumbs
1 c. wheat germ
2 TBS ground flax seed
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Wet Ingredients:
1 TBS lemon zest (1 lemon)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 c. milk
Add these three ingredients together in a measuring cup and set aside.

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. molasses
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. applesauce
add the milk mixture here
1 c. boiling water, added slowly while whisking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fill paper lined muffin cups almost to the tops of paper liners.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until wooden pick comes out clean.

One nice thing about this recipe, the batter can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. This gives you the opportunity for warm breakfast muffins.
*Note*--- I drizzled these with warmed Nutella.

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
Ephesians 5:1-2

The task of religion is not to get us ready for heaven. Even though this has been the guidance in past generations, it is, in itself, a simple task as far as God is concerned. He preps us for heaven by an act of faith in Jesus Christ. The major task of faith, however, is to dress us for life, to fully live life.
To be an imitator of God means to be godlike. What a challenge this is. There has never been a higher challenge set before human beings. Be godlike!! Some of the young people are looking for a cause that they can follow. Well, what cause could be better than being godlike? What a challenge....Be godlike in the midst of a world that is out to destroy godlikeness as fast as possible. Be different. Challenge yourself. Challenge others.

Be godlike!

What will you be like if you are godlike? The power the world admires most is to destroy. The power of God is to unite. You will be happy, realistic, livable, strong, and able to unite in a world of turmoil.



  1. OH YUUUM! I LOVE bran muffins - these are very healthy too. Thanks for sharing - and creating! Have a great day Friend. XO

  2. Wow, those will be on the breakfast table tomorrow!!! BTW the blog is AWESOME. I really love the look and the colours.

  3. Yummy muffins that I'll have to try! Like that molasses in it!


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