Apple Bran Muffins

By DK on Jan 31, 2009
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless

You have had a healthy and simple lunch, you are happy that you ate sensibly, you put a nice blue tick near that particular meal in your "Eat Sensibly Resolution Chart" and feeling mighty pleased about it. Tick, Tock, Tick...the clock ticks away slowly the hand creeping towards 4:00 PM and something else creeps in your belly! Hunger pangs and the mind starts playing dirty tricks - making you imagine - Jalapeno chips wonderfully crunching in your mouth; how about that 'tadak' sound when you bite that nutty chocolate bar, mm...and and how about that delicious looking bagel with a nice filling of cream cheese making eyes with you..........aaah!!!!


No, No, you say, looking at your chart!. For such moments, here is another yummy alternative which wont make you feel that you are on a diet or something. Apple Bran muffins is the way to go - They have that Jalepeno chip like crunch as soon as you bite into it and 2 seconds later, you get a nice chewy texture like that bagel and in the end you feel like you have bitten away the nutty chocolate bar to glory - except that you havent.


What you did was eat into a nutrition powerhouse that is so ridiculously low in calories in return of immense benefits that its not even funny! It has a fruit, goodness of wheat and wheat bran, nuts and spices which make blend it all together. Don't go by the appearance - This is one Abraham Lincoln model - The packaging isnt pretty - but whats inside is worth all the time, effort and money :)

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Yield: Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pecans ( or walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
Tips
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles 1) How to Bake in Microwave 2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart 1) Baking substitutions 2)Egg Substitutions
Method
1
Preheat Oven to 375F. Mix all the wet ingredients together along with the spices.
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless
2
In a seperate bowl, add all the dry ingredients together.
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless
3
Now mix both of them together.
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless
4
Drop spoonfuls of the dough into a lined muffin pan.
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless
5
Bake them for 20-30 min until golden brown.
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless
6
Cool them in a counter and enjoy!
Apple Bran Muffins - Eggless
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14 Responses to “Apple Bran Muffins”
  1. poorva

    Hi.. Would appreciate your revert

  2. poorva

    Hi.. Fr some reason my last post is not fully displayed.. Too long i suppose. My question was- in India baking soda is considered very unhealthy. And baking powder too is eaten in limited qty.. What’s your take.. I see that you research a lot abt things u are using..are recipes like these muffins with soda n all fit for kids regular consumption ??

    Thank you. From my personal observation Baking soda/powder is natural and is not unhealthy at all. If it was, most of the westerners would have been wiped out ages ago given the amount of consumption they do on regular basis. So, its safe for regular consumption depending on how healthy your muffins/cakes/other foods are where you are using the said soda/powder. We enjoy waffles/pancakes/breads in moderation – just like any other food out there. :) –DK

  3. poorva

    Hi DK; its been quite some time I ve been visiting your blog. I love the recipes and your introductory write up as well. I find you just like me.. Foodie yet want to feed healthy stuff to self and family (but I love chocolates… And tun away from tofu

  4. Sherry

    Hi, I made these muffins they are great. But I am having a problem with the lined paper the muffins are sticking so bad I am losing almost half the muffin. Is there anything I can do to stop this?? :(

    Just spray the muffin insides with PAM or grease it lightly with oil. It wont stick to the muffins. –DK

  5. Jessie

    Can I substitute pastry flour with all purpose?
    BTW, I love your website, all the recipes I have tried have turned out great. :-D

    Thank u so much Jessie. I have updated the substitute table chart in the ingredients list. Hope you find it useful :)

  6. Madhu

    Awesome website, awesome recipe!!! can i replace wheat bran with rolled oats?? will that affect the cooking time or should i follow a different procedure if i were to substitute??

    Thanks Madhu :) . I dont think the timing will differ that much nor the procedure. But it will surely affect the taste. These muffins are amazingly chewy due to the bran, hence using oats will not give it that much of chewiness. Otherwise it should not be a problem per se –DK

  7. Sukanya Ramkumar

    This is so cool. Nice recipe. My vegetarians friends would love it so much. YUM!

  8. Sophie

    These are so healthy, I like how low in sugar they are! Great use of applesauce too :) .

  9. Jayu

    Amazingly written DK,pics r as usual-FABULOUS-I’m sure gonna try these out!!!

  10. rekhas kitchen

    greeet when i was reading this recipe my mouth is full of water i just drool over it hummmmm

  11. indhu

    wwowww… awesome way to beat the calories and still feel like you indulged in something tasty :)

  12. Jamie

    Those look great DK! What a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack!

  13. Curry Leaf

    Dearie,what is this,daily you are ‘flaunting’your wares and its me whose salivating I am confused as to what should I make first,gothsu or kala chana masala :P or go and find sunchoke?That too when I am trying to diet
    :( .
    This one is perfect for me,only I need to find wheat bran.Cheers

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