Applesauce Spice Bran Muffins

This recipe is taken from the 2000 Milk Calendar. Not like any bran muffin you've had before; the blend of spices and applesauce make these muffins tasty and moist.

  • Prep: 15 min - 20 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 24 muffins
applesauce spice bran muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 mL) wheat bran
  • 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) nutmeg
  • Grated rind of a lemon or an orange
  • 1 cup (250 mL) applesauce
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups (560 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fancy molasses

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Lightly butter or spray 24 nonstick muffin pans.

In a large bowl, combine bran, flour, raisins, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg and rind.

In separate bowl, beat together applesauce, sugar, oil and eggs until well mixed; stir in milk and molasses. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just enough to moisten. Be careful not to overmix. Spoon into prepared muffin pans. Bake for 20 min or until tops are firm to the touch.

Tips

For the Adventurous: Use chopped dried cranberries instead of raisins.

Freezing Tip: These big-batch muffins freeze well. To reheat, simply wrap a frozen muffin in a paper towel and microwave at High for 30 seconds.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 214 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 4.1 g
Sodium: 216 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 6 % / 70 mg
Magnesium: 28 %
Iron: 16 %
Niacin: 13 %
Folate: 12 %