Purple Kitchen Treats

Over the past few years, I have been working on a cookbook. During this time, I took time off to finish my Master's Degree. Now that I have accomplished that, I am working again on my cookbook, slowly but surely.

However, over the past few months, something interesting has happened...I have received multiple requests for baked goods, particularly my cookies. I am also receiving multiple requests for granola. So, with all these requests in mind, I have started to make my cookies for sale, along with my granola.

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From the heart of my purple kitchen to you,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

365 in 365 - #68 Ruthie's Bran Muffins

OK folks......this recipe is better than any yogurt with balancing bacteria, will work within hours, and tastes very good.  They are low in fat, low in sugar and a very nice change from the bakery variety of bran muffins.  

My mom used this recipe for years and changed it to her tastes and I have modified it even further to suit my taste.  

Ruthie’s Bran Muffins

Makes 1 dozen Texas size muffins or 2 dozen regular size muffins.

6 cups of a high fiber, bran cereal 
1 quart of buttermilk
3 cups flour
3 cups grated apple sprinkled with lemon juice
1 cup of dried currants
9 tsp baking powder
3 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ cups sugar
6 large eggs, beaten - you can easily use egg substitute here
12 tbsp vegetable oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together, except for the cereal and set aside
Mix all the wet ingredients together and pour over the cereal, stir to moisten the cereal and let sit for 15 minutes

Mix the wet and dry ingredients by folding together, add the grated apples and the dried currants and fold in.

Preheat oven to 350’
Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

These bran muffins are very moist, very filling and…ahem….very effective.

From my purple kitchen to you...

1 comment:

  1. I love these bran muffin's! perfect with tea in the AM!!