Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Apple and Carrot Bran Muffins

This is a request from my cousin Lindsay. She has been in search of a good bran muffin recipe. I like this recipe because it has ground flax seed, of which I have a crush on right now in my life. The apples and carrots add sweetness and make the muffins moist.

1½ cup flour
¾ cup ground flax seed
¾ cup oat bran
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1½ cup shredded carrots
2 apples, peeled and shredded
¾ cup chopped pecans
¾ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

Set oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together flour, ground flax seed, oat bran, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in large bowl. Stir in carrots, apples and nuts.

Combine milk, eggs and vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until moistened, but do not over mix. Fill muffin cups ¾ full. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Yields 18 muffins.