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    Bran Muffins

    I love a good bran muffin. Trouble is, I usually cannot find one that isn't also super-fattening or overly sweet. This muffin recipe comes from a well known L.A baker named Nancy Silverton. I think I've finally found the bran muffin of my dreams! Hope you will try making them yourself.

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    Bran Muffins (adapted from Nancy Silverton)
    2 cups unprocessed bran
    1 and 1/2 cups golden raisins
    1 and 1/2 cups water
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon orange extract (or use 1 teaspoon finely chopped orange zest)
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
    1/2 cup canola oil
    1 extra large egg
    1 extra large egg white
    1/2 cup unbleached AP flour
    1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/8 teaspoon salt

    1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.
    2. Spread the bran on a baking sheet, toast for 6-8 minutes until toasted; stir half-way through so it doesn't burn.
    3. In a small saucepan, stir together 1 cup of raisins and 1 cup of water, simmer on low heat until the water is absored, about 15 minutes. Place in a blender or food processor and process until pureed.
    4. Pour the bran into a large bowl, add buttermilk and the remaining 1/2 cup of water and stir to combine. Stir in the raisin puree, orange extract, and brown sugar.
    5. Add the oil, whole egg, and egg white and mix well to incorporate.
    6. Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the raisin mixture; add the remaining whole raisins and stir to combine.
    7. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins, filling the cups to just over the rim.
    8. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the muffins are well browned and firm to the touch.
    yield: about 10 muffins

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    Re: Bran Muffins

    I too love bran muffins. My mom used to keep a batch of batter in the fridge for us to make fresh ones before school. Yum! Also were fattening. I will try this recipe for sure!!

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