Saturday, April 18, 2009

Buttermilk Bran Muffins

WHERE I FOUND IT: On the side of a HyVee brand Raisin Bran Crunch box.

This might be my favorite muffin recipe. It's not unhealthy, it doesn't taste exceptionally healthy and it's pretty easy, as long as you have buttermilk.


2 1/2 cups crunchy raisin bran cereal - any brand will do.
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar (I used Splenda, knocking off about 30-40 calories per muffin)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, then put in the fridge for ten minutes.

While you're waiting, combine the flour, sugar, soda and salt. Once the ten minutes are up, combine the two bowls, stir until moistened. Fill lightly greased muffin tins about 2/3 full (or use silicon liners, like I do), and bake for 17-20 minutes at 375 degrees. Test with a toothpick when done.

Makes 10-12.