Strawberry Bran Muffins made of whole wheat flour and oat bran will keep you full and the delicious strawberries will make you forget you're eating bran!
We are so excited for this Mother's Day giveaway! My most favorite part about being a mom is all the time I have to cook and bake for myself, and eat my meals when they're piping hot out of the oven. NOT. I wanted to create something that I can grab on-the-go, that will fill me up, and not make me eat again in an hour. These strawberry bran muffins are the most delicious ticket, I promise. I made Kadee's Mimi's Cafe Honey Bran Muffins for my sister who just had a baby last month and we both loved them. I'm 8 months pregnant so eating is a big thing for me--I was so impressed that I could eat one and I wasn't hungry in an hour. YES. I never thought I'd say this, but you run out of things to eat when you have to eat ALL.OF.THE.TIME. So I wanted to create another bran muffin recipe for this week.
What is bran? It's the outer layer of a cereal grain. You can have oat bran, rice bran, barley, etc. Tons of fiber and protein, which fills you up. And if you have ever had a baby, you know that fiber is your friend! I used oat bran, and you can buy it where you'll find other cereals and grains. These muffins still have a fluffy texture, so don't let them scare you away! I make a batch and freeze them, then pop one in the microwave in the morning on defrost for about a minute. Breakfast for me, breakfast for the kids, easy breakfast for everybody.
Are Bran Muffins Healthy?
These bran muffins are so much healthier than regular muffins and are made with fresh strawberries, buttermilk, bran and brown sugar. By making these at home you can judge what goes in them. Be aware that just because something is labelled bran in the supermarkets it could still be loaded with unhealthy and nasty ingredients. These babbies, however are perfect for breakfast or snacks on the go.
My kids are obsessed. When I was recipe testing, they'd always clobber me with hopes of getting another muffin! Sure, kids! Eat all the bran muffins! I do love these strawberry bran muffins, but you can easily do blueberries, blackberries, whatever you have on hand. And you've probably never done this before, but fill them to the brim! That'll help them rise and give you pretty, domed muffin tops instead of flat tops.
Did you ever think you'd want a muffin top?!
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Strawberry Bran Muffins
- 1 c oat bran
- 1 ½ c whole wheat flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 c diced strawberries about 6 large strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅓ c oil
- 1 ½ c buttermilk
- 1 scant c brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees and fill muffin tin with 12 liners.
- Mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl. Fold in wet ingredients with a spoon just until evenly mixed, not any longer.
- Fill each liner with batter almost to the brim. Place in oven, then turn heat down to 400 degrees. Bake for 17-18 minutes, checking doneness with a toothpick. Remove from muffin tin immediately and let cool on cooling rack.