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- Mini cakes
This is an old bran muffin recipe from 1910. It's truly a bran muffin with more bran than many recipes! Instead of raisins, try adding dates, prunes, figs, blueberries or nuts.
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- 150g wheat bran
- 200g sifted plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs
- 360ml buttermilk
- 100g caster sugar
- 4 tablespoons treacle
- 2 1/2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 80g chopped raisins
MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:15min cooling › Ready in:45min
- Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 18 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin cases. Whisk the bran, flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl; set aside.
- Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the buttermilk, sugar, treacle and melted margarine until smooth. Stir in the bran mixture along with the raisins until no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared muffin tins, filling them no more than 2/3 full.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Reviews in English (66)
I didn't have any treacle but did have dark agave nectar, so substituted this. I also substituted sultanas for raisins, for the same reason. Resulting muffins had great taste and texture. I'll be making a further batch soon!-23 Apr 2016
I was excited to try this recipe, since it is hard to find the dark bran recipe, and although I wasn’t blown away, they were not a disappointment. I did make some changes: I substituted the buttermilk with plain yogurt, the white sugar for brown, and shortening for margarine (trying to make them even more healthy). I also opted for blueberries rather than the raisins. I loved how moist they were inside, with a nice crust on top, and they expanded really nicely. I did think that the molasses taste was a little strong for me, and I like molasses, but after serving them at my 2 ½ year old’s play date, both the kids and moms really liked the flavour. I think next time I will half the molasses and put some applesauce in and see how it works. Definitely a great, high-fiber snack for kids and adults alike!-28 Jan 2010
HOLY YUMTASTIC!!!!By far the best bran muffin I've ever had, will need to be buying bran by the truckload now haha. I actually omitted the sugar and oil, and added in a shredded apple to make up for it in terms of moistness. They were fantastically moist and tasty. Will make again and again.-22 Mar 2011