Friday, June 8, 2012

All Bran Muffins

image courtesy Kelloggs site

The day promised to be a very long day!

"This will be the last time," I told myself, "that I will ever sign up to volunteer for the election board."

My job would be simple, and we did enjoy the voters as they came in to cast their ballots, but my body is not as young as it used to be.  I am not complaining, just stating facts!

The week prior, I had baked a large lasagna and steamed a box of frozen chopped spinach mixed with an egg and lined it as one of the layers. The two of us enjoyed the lasagna along with an ear of corn, and I divided up the left over into serving portions and wrapped each of them in Handi-Wrap and then into freezer bags.

What was I missing that I could add to my vote day lunch bag? It was going to serve as breakfast lunch and dinner for the day.  I threw in a small bag of fresh cherries to munch on.

I decided to bake some muffins. I have several favorites but I selected my All Bran Muffins.

I am sharing my version of healthy Bran muffins, good for breakfast or a snack. Mine ended up as my late dinner along with a yogurt cup and a handful of almonds.

Breakfast was a boiled egg, a small V8 Juice with a mug of coffee.

Around noon, I enjoyed the lasagna and a small apple sauce cup.

Mid afternoon I had brought along an energy drink, so was doing quite well.

The muffin for the dinner half hour along with the Yogurt gave me fiber and satisfaction enough not to be hungry.

Yes, the day was long. Checking in at 6:00 AM, we all worked together as a team.

Finally we were able to close the polls, to complete our counts, gather everything up to carry to the county headquarters, and we were able to leave our precinct at 9:00 PM. 

What we will do for God and Country?

Bran Muffins

1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar (you might reduce to 1/3 cup as they are sweet)  Mix dry ingredients

1 1/2 cups Kellogg’s All-Bran Cereal (Not flakes)

In a large bowl place the All Bran cereal, add to it and let set two minutes

1 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup oil - - Mix well and add

1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries,
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 ripe banana mashed or other fruit you have on hand as a chopped apple.

Fill 12 greased muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s, Food on Fridays   


  1. I'm impressed with the fact that you served. People like you and your husband are what makes this country great...

  2. thank you for volunteering!!! I appreciate you!!
    The muffins sound great too..healthy!


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