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Bran-flax Muffins

Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni

Bran-Flax Muffins
2012-01-02 Other
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I love to start off the morning with a fiber-rich breakfast, and a bran muffin is a great way to get your fiber on-the-go!

  • Servings: 18
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins


2 cups All-bran Cereal, divided
¼ cup Flax Seed
½ cup Raisins
1 cup All Purpose Flour
¾ cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 Large Eggs
1¾ cups Low-fat Plain Yogurt
¼ cup Molasses
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Turbinado Sugar Crystals or Cinnamon-sugar


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor, finely grind 1 cup of the cereal, and the flax seeds. Add raisins and blend until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in remaining 1 cup cereal, flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.

2. In another bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, yogurt, molasses, and vanilla. Stir into cereal mixture, only just until combined; do not over-mix.

3. Line 18 standard-size muffin cups with baking cups. Evenly fill each cup just more than halfway. Sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar, or sprinkle each with cinnamon-sugar. Bake until muffins spring back when touched, about 14-16 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and cool slightly. Makes 18 muffins.