Gingerbread Bran Muffins

Treat your family with these delicious gingerbread bran muffins topped with sugar - ready in 45 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Muffins

1
egg
1/4
cup sugar
1
cup buttermilk*
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup molasses
1 1/2
cups bran cereal shreds (do not use bran flakes)
1
cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves

Topping

2
tablespoons sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, lightly beat egg. Add 1/4 cup sugar, the buttermilk, oil and molasses; beat well with wire whisk. Stir in cereal. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all remaining muffin ingredients. Add to bran mixture; mix well. Bake immediately, or cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly. Remove from pan. Serve warm or cool.
  • 1 In medium bowl, lightly beat egg. Add 1/4 cup sugar, the buttermilk, oil and molasses; beat well with wire whisk. Stir in cereal. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all remaining muffin ingredients. Add to bran mixture; mix well. Bake immediately, or cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly. Remove from pan. Serve warm or cool.

EXPERT TIPS

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*To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1 cup.

For more whole grain goodness, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour can be substituted for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.