Bran Muffins

The scent of warm honey will drift from your kitchen when you bake these tasty molasses-sweetened muffins. These muffins are also a source of vitamin A, zinc, iron and folic acid. Bran Muffins freeze well and may be thawed in the microwave.

    2 cups Nabisco 100% Bran cereal
    1 cups fat-free milk
    1 cups low-fat buttermilk
    2 large eggs
    1 cup granulated sugar
    cup canola oil
    cup mild molasses
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    teaspoon salt
    teaspoon apple pie spice


1.  Preheat the oven to 400 .

2.  Set out two 12-cup nonstick muffin tins.

3.  Measure cereal into an extra large bowl. Heat the milk in a
     1-quart saucepan, then pour it over the bran. Stir with a
     wooden spoon so the bran can start to absorb the milk.

4.  Stir in the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, oil and molasses until well      
blended. The mixture will be lumpy.

5.  Measure flour, soda, salt and apple pie spice on top of bran     
mixture and then stir in thoroughly.

6. Using a wooden spoon and a large soup ladle, fill muffin cups     
     full. Bake in a preheated oven 15-17 minutes or until tops    
    bounce back when lightly pressed.

7.  To remove muffins easily, slide a small heat-resistant rubber      
spatula around each muffin and lift out.

     Makes 24 muffins