Apple Bran Muffins

SERVES: 12  COOK TIME: 20 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes


1 cup buttermilk
1 cup bran cereal shreds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup Simon Fischer Lekvar Prune Butter
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup flour
1 cup peeled and grated apple (spooned, not packed into cup)
1⁄4 teaspoon salt


1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
1⁄4 cup butter (softened)
1 teaspoon cinnamon


To make our apple bran muffin recipe, preheat oven to 375°. Coat 12, 23/4-inch muffin tin cups with vegetable cooking spray and set aside. In small bowl combine buttermilk, bran and baking soda and set aside.

In mixer bowl, cream sugar and lekvar; beat in egg whites and molasses. Stir in buttermilk mixture, flour, apple and salt; blend thoroughly.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, dividing equally. Bake about 20 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Place apple bran muffins onto rack to cool completely.

Topping Instructions

In a small mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until a crumbly consistency is reached.

Apple Bran Muffins: Calories 121, Fat 1g, Cal. from Fat 5%, Carb. 29g, Chol. 1mg, Sodium 215mg, Fiber 4g

For comparison, a traditional muffin contains: Calories 170, Fat 9g, Cal. from Fat 43%, Carb. 23g, Chol. 40mg, Sodium 289mg, Fiber 3g

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