I love me a good Bran Muffin.
…and we’re not talking the healthy kind! The more the honey and sugar to disguise the bran, the better. It’s for this reason, my bran muffin consumption usually falls in the “special occasion” category.
BUT WHAT IF I WANT THEM ALL THE TIME?!?!
That’s where this recipe comes in. I found a Mimi’s copy-cat recipe on the internet, and made many tweaks to get the nutritional profile to a range that I would feel comfortable with calling this “breakfast” as opposed to “dessert.”
Some of the changes included swapping the regular flour for my favorite 100% White Whole Wheat Flour, swapping out the oil for a mix of melted butter and mashed banana, and drastically changed the glaze entirely (that one was painful). I also added some extra flavor in the form of vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice.
Is it nearly as decadent as I am use to? No. But is it a whole lot healthier and tasty enough for me to enjoy? Absolutely.
This would pair really nicely with Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Berries for breakfast…and Coffee…Of course.
Honey Raisin Oat Bran Muffins
- 1 Cup 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Oat bran
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3/4 cup Buttermilk (or milk + 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
- 1/2 Mashed Banana
- 1/3 cup Chopped Raisins
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar, sifted
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Hot Water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix first five ingredients (the dry ingredients)
- In a separate bowl, combine the next seven ingredients (the wet ingredients).
- Create a well in the dry ingredients, and mix the wet ingredients into the dry until just incorporated (don’t overwork this).
- Grease muffin tin (I use the coconut oil spray), and place ~ 1 Tbsp of batter into each section. Should be 1/2-3/4 full.
- Bake for ~ 20 minutes. While muffins are baking, whisk together all glaze ingredients in a separate bowl
- Remove while warm and place on a plate. Cover with glaze (about 1/2 tbsp per muffin). Glaze will fall down the top of the muffin and gather at the bottom of the muffin.
- Best when consumed immediately and piping hot!