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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Whole Wheat Apple Bran Muffins

Breakfast is always a routine during the week. Not much thought... just the same actions everyday.  But sometimes, it's nice to shake things up a little. This doesn't mean waking up early, breaking out the pans, the eggs, the mess and cooking up a storm. It just means thinking about breakfast in advance and doing some relaxed cooking or baking the day before.

The perfect breakfast treat? Muffins. And I am not referring to those gigantic, fat and sugar laden ones that you buy at the coffee shop on the way to work. I mean homemade muffins. Granted, there are some healthy store bought ones now, but nothing beats the ones you make at home. They are actually very easy and quick to make, and are the perfect break from the daily grind.

 Muffins are also a fantastic way to start the day, provided you control what goes in them. These muffins are an example of a delicious and healthy breakfast, with the sweetness of the apple and the heartiness of the bran shining through.

Whole Wheat Apple Bran Muffins
Altered from The Original All-Bran Muffins Recipe
Makes 12

3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup White Flour
3 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2 cups All Bran Cereal
1 1/4 cups Skim Milk
1 Large Egg
2 tbsp Canola Oil
1 cup Apple, peeled and cubed

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg and oil. Beat well. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined.

Spoon the batter into the lined muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.


  1. These look great! I just made whole wheat blueberry muffins, maybe I'll try apple next!

  2. These apple muffins look like an ideal on the go breakfast - yum :D

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