Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vegan Bran Muffins

I know what you're thinking, "oh great bran muffins, how exciting!"  Well, ok, bran muffins might not be the most glamorous of edibles but a nice hearty breakfast muffin is definitely something everyone should have in their meal repertoire.  Last night I set out to make a muffin was that was full of fibery goodness, yummy, and something I would feel good about handing to my husband for a rushed breakfast.  I started with a recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, did some heavy modifying, and ended up with muffin success!  I will warn you though, if you're looking for a super sugary coffee shop style muffin, this isn't it, this is for sure more on the healthy side, even with the added chocolate chips.

Vegan Bran Muffins

Recipe yields 12 muffins

1 1/4 cup wheat bran
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp Ener-G egg replacer
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup agave
3 TB canola oil
1/2 cup soymilk (or any non-dairy milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (wheat bran through cinnamon).

2.  In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg replacer and water until well combined.  Add in the rest of the wet ingredients and mix. 

3.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and the raisins, chocolate chips and sunflower seeds and stir until just combined.  Try not to over stir because this will make your muffins tough.

4.  Scoop batter into a prepared muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.  Cool and enjoy!



Sugar Dimples said...

Wow those look delicious! I prefer the way healthy muffins and cereals taste over super sugary sweet ones. Thanks for sharing!!!

LeLa said...

But they look yum and I love brans! :D I think healthier choice is always better.

pentalia said...

Well, chocolate chips are going to take bran muffins to a new level of yum. Mmmm

Patricia said...

Yum, with sunflower seeds! They look really delicious!

cseneque said...

Ooh, I'm intrigued by the combination of bran and chocolate chips; they look and sound really good!

JFibers said...

got any leftovers? we'll be in town over the new year and i may just stop in for a taste!

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