4.19.2010

apple carrot raisin bran muffins

As a participant in the foodbuzz Tastemaker program I have the opportunity to sample some outstanding products. This time it's Kellogg's All-Bran. Kellogg's makes 3 different varieties of All-Bran. There are Bran Buds, Original, and Complete Wheat flakes. All 3 are delicious and good for you. Who doesn't need more fiber in their diet? I know I can stand to eat a bit more.

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I decided to use the Original All-Bran in some yummy bran muffins.

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Once I got started throwing healthy, tasty stuff into these muffins I couldn't stop!

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They have whole wheat, oats, All-Bran, carrots, apple, raisins, sunflower seeds, fresh ginger, pear sauce, cinnamon... The list goes on and on!

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I am happy to report that these are wonderfully moist and flavorful! They are going fast here at my house.

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All-Bran isn't just for breakfast either. You can also top mac and cheese, use it as a breading for pork or chicken, sprinkle over a green salad... Let your imagination run wild!


Apple Carrot Raisin Bran Muffins
by theUngourmet

Makes 12 muffins

Print recipe

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup Kellogg's Original All-Bran
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup roasted, unsalted sunflowers seeds
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 medium apple, peeled and grated
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1/2 pear sauce (or apple sauce)
1/2 cup raw honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray oil muffin pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, bran cereal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, raisins and sunflower seeds. In a large bowl, combine the egg, oil, ginger, apple, carrot, pear sauce and honey. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir just until combined.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Thanks so much foodbuzz and Kellogg's for allowing me to sample these fabulous products!

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33 comments:

Joanne said...

These are a fruit and veggie medley! Apples, carrots, and pears - oh my!

Jenn said...

A twist on the cereal bar. The cereal muffin with all the extra goodies. Breakfast of champions or even an afternoon snack. :)

sweetlife said...

great muffins..I love all bran..yum
sweetlife

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Beauty pics Kim! These sound so healthy too :)

Kristin said...

Perfect for my new get healthier kick!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Squeal! I know that book! Haha! :)

This is one of the reasons this is my favorite food blog - using things in ways I wouldn't think of...like cereal into a muffin. Ooh now I'm thinking a light sprinkling on top (with something to adhere them) would make a yummy crunchy aspect.

I like that you get to try foods and tell us about it - I got home from vacation and found my Raisinets cherries waiting for me and I was right...they didn't last long enough for me to try the cookies. :)

Jeannie said...

You made very awesome muffins! All so healthy and tasty looking!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my! How good do those muffins sound. I love bran muffins and with all the extra goodies added, these would more than satisfy.

scrappysue said...

i just love your outdoor photos!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Super Muffin for breakfast!!

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Faith said...

These look healthy and absolutely delicious! You make the best looking muffins around, Kim! :)

Cathy said...

Bran cereals make great muffins. Love the the yummy stuff you've added in yours.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

They look delicious! I'm all for a good bran muffin! I am hoping to make something with my All-Bran products by the end of this week!

TKW said...

Your healthy muffins are an inspiration! I can't abide Bran Buds in naked form (reminds me of kibble), but I do love them in a muffin!

Natalie said...

yum--healthy muffins are my favorite kind! great recipe :)

Gloria said...

I love your bran muffins, look awesome, here we have this type of cereal, so nice and I like Kellogs, thanks by the recipe, gloria

Heavenly Housewife said...

I eat all bran cereal a lot. Good to see you can make these delicious muffins with them too (sometimes the bottom of the box has some crunched up pieces that dont make for good cereal--this is a great way to use them up).
*kisses* HH

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Bit of Butter said...

I, for one, am intrigued by the book in the background! Which famous American plays of the '40s are you reading? ;-)

Pam said...

This sounds great with all the good fruit! I have never heard of pear sauce and it sounds good too. Love those muffins!

Dajana said...

With all that goodness inside them, I'm sure they are great. I'm really trying to eat more fiber lately, and the results are starting to show.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

What a creative way to use All-Bran! These muffins look wonderful, so healthy. xo

Janice said...

These sound great. I used to make a fruit loaf with All Bran it was delicious.

Juliana said...

Kim, nice muffins, love the idea od adding apple and raisins to it...what a healthy and tasty muffin!

Claudia said...

These are yummy! I used to make bran muffins all the time - and then - stopped? Why? Must try your recipe.

tasteofbeirut said...

Kim
I had a period when I used to make bran muffins a lot but I got bored with the recipe! Yours can get me back in the groove!

Kim said...

Bran muffins are my favorite kind of muffin and I love your outdoor shots!

P.S. I've heard of people using bran in pie crusts before, but I'm not sure the exact recipe.

figtree said...

These look great..I got the same delivery of bran cerials the other day..thanks for the great idea!

teresa said...

fantastic use for this cereal! they look wonderful!

Deeba PAB said...

I love how you made them. Delicious looking and healthy too! Your pictures are gorgeous!

5 Star Foodie said...

Great idea! Those muffins look so good!

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

LOL! I have 2 boxes of this cereal sitting at home for a while because my kids, of course, prefer their Lucky Charms. I now can make cupcakes with my bran cereals. Yah! Thanks for posting this recipe!

ck said...

"They are going fast here at my house."

I've joked about wanting to order the food you make, but I've never thought to be jealous of the people in your house who actually get to eat your creations. Until now. MAN your family is lucky!

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