Friday, October 7, 2011

Oak Bran Flax Muffins


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With this colder weather, I decided it would be nice to have some healthy muffins on hand for snacks or breakfast. I got out my favorite recipe that I like so well and I share it here.

I had recently ordered some flax seed meal from one or my preferred vitamin sites; http://www.vitacost.com/ They offer excellent products at low prices.

 However I was low on walnuts, and also out of Oat Bran, so my recipe gives you some suggestions for substitutes if you are also out of anything.  

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Our one apple tree is doing well, and gave us a bountiful harvest (One very large basket,) providing fresh apples, and I had a zucchini that needed to be used.  

Later I will core and peel apples to freeze. They will be enjoyed as apple crisp and apple nut bread and perhaps an apple pie.


Oat Bran Flax Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup flax seed meal
3/4 cup oat bran (or substitute 1 cup quick oats)
1 cup brown sugar (or substitute white sugar and add 1 T molasses)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (or substitute shredded zucchini)
2 peeled and shredded apples
1/2 cup raisins (optional also add 1/2 cup dried cranberries)
1 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add the fruit and nuts.
Pour all into dry ingredients and mix until moistened.
Fill muffin pans 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 18 medium size muffins.

This post has been entered in Ann Kroeker’s, Food on Fridays at http://annkroeker.com/   Do amble over to her site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.

2 comments:

  1. Yum, Hazel. My apple tree is puny this year. It has something to do with my husband wacking off all the new growth. But I was a good wife and didn't say anything :). Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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