I’ve been making these muffins for Bob for years. They are quick, easy, and healthy. The best thing about them is they are not the dry, flavorless muffins that you’ll often find. What are my secret ingredients? Banana and Molasses! They add moistness, an additional flavor level, and more nutrients. The muffins freeze beautifully. Make a double batch and freeze individually with plastic wrap. When you want one, Grab it out of the freezer. By the time you’re dressed or arrived at work, it will be ready to eat. Or give it a quick zap in the microwave. YIELD: 12 good sized muffins.
½ of a large over-ripe banana
2 ¾ cups bran cereal
1 ¼ cups milk
½ cup sugar
2-3 TBSP molasses
1 large egg
¼ cup Canola or vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
1 TBSP baking powder
1 ¼ cup AP flour
Oatmeal for muffin tops
Optional: Chopped dates, raisins, finely chopped apple
In large mixer bowl, mash banana with beater on low speed. Add cereal, milk, sugar, and molasses. Let stand for 2 minutes to soften cereal. Add egg and oil, mixing well.
Add sugar, salt and baking powder and mix until combined. Add flour and mix on low speed, only until everything is combined. Pour into greased muffin tins, shake oatmeal on top and lightly press into batter.
BAKE 400°F 16-20 min. (depending on size) Use the toothpick test.
NOTE: Remember to always store your dates in your freezer so you always have them on hand.
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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2016