Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mom's Bran Muffins

E.B. White :

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day.

While philosophizing, there's nothing like my Mom's Bran muffins for a snack to keep the brain nourished. I love them with a piece of sharp cheese or topped with nut butter.

Mom's Bran Muffins

2 C bran buds cereal ( or 1 C graham wafer crumbs and 1 C bran buds cereal)
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C wheat germ
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
1/3 C canola or olive oil
1/4 C fancy molasses ( or 1/8 C honey and 1/8 C blackstrap molasses)
3/4 C buttermilk ( or 3/4 C almond milk and 1 Tbsp white vinegar)
1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl. Whisk to combine. 
2. Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients  and stir until just combined. 
4. Bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes. 

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