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Carrot Bran Muffins

 

Prep time:            20 minutes

Cooking time:        25 minutes

Yields:                          12 people

 

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups bran
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Muscovado sugar
1/2 cup of canola oil
1 cup 2% buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp dark molasses
1 tsp orange oil
1 heaping tbsp orange zest
1 1/2 grated carrots
1/2 cup of golden raisins
12 date halves

 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 muffin tin with cooking spray. Whisk together 6 dry ingredients in a large bowl, and set aside. 

Whisk together eggs and sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Add oil, buttermilk, vanilla, molasses, orange oil and orange zest, and whisk until smooth. Stir in carrots and raisins. 

Pour wet mixture over dry mixture, and stir just until combined. Divide among 12 muffin cups, and top with each 1/2 of a date. Cook for 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack. 

Notes: 

Credit:      Better Nutrition