Healthy Morning Glory Muffins loaded with whole foods and even crispy edges.
Author:Olena of ifoodreal.com
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:22 minutes
Total Time:37 minutes
Yield:12 muffins 1x
2 cups oat or wheat bran
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1 large egg
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup avocado or coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder, aluminum free
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup whole wheat or gluten free flour
1/2 cup raisins, unsweetened
1/2 cup cranberries, sweetened
1 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
1 cup walnuts, roughly crumbled
Cooking spray (I use Misto)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray non-stick 12 muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine oat bran and milk and stir. Set aside and let soak.
In the meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl add egg and whisk for 15 seconds. Add applesauce, maple syrup, avocado oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk well to combine.
Add soaked oat bran and whole wheat flour; gently mix until combined. Do not over mix. Stir in raisins, cranberries, coconut flakes and nuts.
Distribute batter evenly between 12 openings of a tin (I used regular ice cream scoop) and bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let muffins cool for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off completely.
Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.
You can skip coconut flakes but muffins will be a tad less hearty and moist.
Use all cranberries or raisins. Other dried fruit you can use: chopped dates, apricots, prunes, figs.
Other nuts to use: pecans, pine nuts, almonds. To save washing a board, I crush soft nuts like walnuts and pecans in hand.
If you are vegan, you can use 1 “flax egg” instead of regular egg. Flax egg = 3 tbsp flaxseed meal and 3 tbsp hot water. Let sit for 5 minutes. And as you can tell, I forgot to use 1 egg and added 2. That’s why my batter is a bit too runny. Oh, well.
I have not used oats instead of oat bran, so can’t tell.
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