bran muffins

Bran Muffins

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Makes about 24 muffins.

Ingredients:    

1 cup Raisins 

2 cups of Hot Water

3 Eggs

1 tsp. Pure Vanilla

1/2 cup Olive,  Coconut or Sesame Oil

1 Tbs.  Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup Molasses

1-1/2 cups Bran

3/4 cup Sugar

2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat or Spelt  Flour

1/4 cup Wheat Germ (optional)

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 Tbs. Cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped Walnuts  (optional)

Directions:  At least a half hour before you start to bake, soak the raisins in 2 cups of hot water.  Beat the eggs thoroughly, add molasses and oil.  Now add the water that you soaked the raisins in. If you are using an electric mixer put the sugar in with the Wet ingredients.  If you are mixing by hand put the sugar in with the Dry ingredients.  By hand, stir the raisins and bran into the wet mixture.

In a medium bowl whisk the dry ingredients together.  Gently combine the egg mixture with the dry ingredients taking care not to over mix.  The mixture should be runny enough to drop off a large spoon into the oiled muffin pans.  If it is too thick add a bit more water or milk… if it is too watery add a bit more bran.

Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes till they smell good and look brown on top and bottom.  The muffins should be springy to touch and when a toothpick is inserted it should come out feeling dry, not gooey.