Mixed Berry Bran Muffins
I like the idea of baking or (making) something healthy on Sunday, when and if I have some extra time, for the week ahead. Muffins, cookies, prepping for a healthy dinner, whatever it may be. It makes me feel prepared and ready to start the crazy week ahead and it makes it feel less crazy and more under control.
These turned out perfect. The only thing is that because of the fresh berries baked inside, they should be eaten within a couple days of being made.
1 cup wheat bran (I got it in the bulk section of Whole Foods)
1 1/2 cup wheat pastry flour (Bob's Red Mill) OR wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup Tazo Herbal Infusion Brambleberry tea/juice OR any natural/organic juice you have like cranberry, blueberry, tangerine, whatever.
1 tbs veggie oil
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup rice milk
1/3 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1 tbs vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1 cup mixed berries chopped into bite size pieces and tossed together (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries.) what ever you have available.
-Preheat oven to 350 and lightly oil a 12-cup muffin tin
-In a large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt together. Mix in wheat bran. Set aside.
-In a mixer, whisk, all other ingredients together ***except the berries*** until frothy.
-Then pour wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and stir well with a wooden spoon.
-Fill lightly oiled muffin tins 2/3 full with batter, drop about a tsp or so of berries in the middle of the batter and then cover them with a little more batter.
-Bake for 10 minutes, then sprinkle sugar in the raw on top and bake another 5-10 minutes.
Be healthy, until I see you again... :)