Foodie Friday

Couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you guys – I wrote it when I was working on some healthy breakfast ideas. The bad news is I forgot to take pictures. But the good news is these muffins are so easy to make and pop in the freezer. Then, when you’re in need of an on-the-go breakfast, just take one, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds, and voila! Grab a banana to go with it and you’ve got one healthy and delicious breakfast in under a minute!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c all purpose flour (I had white on hand, but whole wheat would be even better)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c wheat bran
  • 1 c sliced pitted prunes (I think dried cranberries would also be great)
  • 1 c sultana raisins
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 c applesauce
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c skim milk
  • 1 1/2 c chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together bran, prunes and raisins. Add boiling water and stir until combined.

In another large bowl, beat together applesauce, oil, eggs and skim milk. Slowly add the flour and bran mixtures, alternating, and mixing until incorporated each time. Once all dry ingredients are added, stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon 2 tbsp batter into well oiled or non stick muffin tins. I wouldn’t recommend liners for these ones, simply because they tend to be a bit sticky. Bake 12 minutes, or until muffins turn golden brown and spring back up when pressed gently. Careful, because these suckers go from lightly golden to capital B-Burnt in no time.

Set on rack to cool and enjoy!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these – it’s been a while since I’ve made muffins at all! xo

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