bran muffins

For some unimaginable reason, this week I’ve been CRAVING bran muffins.  I know…it’s a really odd thing to crave, and I have no explanation.  Except that maybe it’s a comfort thing because when I have them it makes me thing of my mom.  Anyways, I decided I was going to make them!  …and so first things first I had to find the ingredients…at least the important ones, like the oat bran.  Do you know how to say bran in spanish?  yeah, I didn’t think so.  Me neither.  So that made the shopping all the more interesting.  Josue and I googled “bran” to get some pictures to have in mind for when we went to the grocery.  Then came the fun part…the grocery store.  This isn’t the first time I’ve had to hit the grocery store on a mission to buy something that I have absolutly no idea if A. it will be found in the store B. where it might be if it is in the store or C. how to say or explain it in Spanish.

Well, my wonderful hubby and I hit the cereal aisle and found oatmeal…we seemed to be getting warmer.  Then we saw the wheat germ (so so exciting) and finally…voila, the oat bran  (or so we think)!!!  We (I) very excitedly bought it and took it home, quite proud of ourselves for having found it, and very excited that they had it!  And if you are wondering, in Spanish oat bran is called avena en hojuelas.

This morning I quickly scoured the internet for a recipe, and whipped up some very delicious, high fiber oat bran muffins!  Here is my version of the recipe!  (as usual, I didn’t have everything the recipe called for, so I substituted wheat flour for all purpose flour, a whole apple for 1 cup of applesauce, and light brown sugar for dark brown sugar).

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Oat Bran Muffins

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups oat bran

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons of baking poder

2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 whole apple, grated with a cheese grater

4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1. Preheat the oven to 400 and grease muffin cups (I used Pam)

2. Mix dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and stir together until evenly mixed.

3. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, and let it stand for 10 minutes.

4. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar

5. Bake for 15 minutes.

6. Eat your heart out!

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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