Saturday, January 5, 2008

Try this healthy snack, but don't eat more than 2!

This recipe makes a LOT of muffins but they are great to freeze. You just take one out and microwave it for 30 seconds and it's just like having one out of the oven. Great for quick breakfasts or snacks on the go! I get my bran really cheap at a health foods store in bulk for about $.39/lb (and a pound of bran is a lot of bran). You can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tbsp lemon juice in the each cup of milk (so 4 cups needs 1/4 cup of lemon juice).
This is also a little secret to my little family's ability to be "regular." If anyone shows signs of being stopped up, this cures it within an hour or two--NO JOKE!!

Bran Muffins
3 cups wheat flour
2 cups white flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
5 tsp baking soda
3 tsp salt
1 cup canola oil
4 cups buttermilk
4 beaten eggs
3 cups bran (wheat or oat)

Mix all dry ingredients (except bran) in a huge bowl with a whisk. Add wet and mix stirring bran in last. Bake in muffin tins at 400 degrees for about 13-15 minutes. This bran mix will last in the fridge for about 3-4 weeks. Makes about 3 dozen.

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