Muffins: Raisin Bran Muffins

posted by Marian C Brown 04-08-100 1:20 PM

Raisin Bran Muffins

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 to 1-1/2 cups raisins
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup natural bran
1/3 cup cooking oil
3 Tbsp. molasses
1 egg
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line with paper cups, 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir well. Make a well in centre.

Measure raisins and place in a small bowl. Cover with very hot water and let stand 5 to 10 minutes.

In another small bowl, stir together the buttermilk and bran. Let stand 5 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients to bran mixture in order given. Beat with a spoon until mixed. Drain the raisins well. Add wet ingredients, vanilla and raisins to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy.

Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan.

(Recipe doubles easily for freezing)

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