Morning Bran Muffins

 

In the morning you need something to get you going. I don't always have breakfast, but I do know that I function better whenever I can make time for breakfast. One of the things you can try when you're trying to cram breakfast in to your morning routine is to make breakfast items before you actually need to eat them. One of the tricks you can use is to make muffins: they are easy to freeze and easy to grab when you are on-the-go. Here is a great bran muffin recipe that is healthy and easy and great to take for breakfast when you are in a hurry.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of All-Bran cereal
  • 1-1/4 cups of milk
  • 1-1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of oil

To start off making the muffins, you need to soak the bran cereal in the milk for about five minutes or until it softens. It should resemble the texture of cooked oatmeal. Once the bran is softened, you can stir in the egg and the oil. (You don't even have to use a mixer—you can just use a spatula!) Go ahead and stir in all of the dry ingredients. Something else you might want to take into account is that you can use Splenda instead of regular sugar to make for even more healthy muffins. (If you follow WeightWatchers' points, these muffins with Splenda are only about two points each!)

Make sure that you mix everything together well and that there isn't any flour or other ingredient not mixed in. Once you have it all mixed together you can drop the muffin batter into muffin pans. The best kind of pan for these muffins is a muffin pan with small muffin cups. Small muffins make for the best and easiest quick breakfasts. Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for about twelve to fifteen minutes. When the muffins are done baking, they should be slightly brown on top. While this may seem an obvious note, make sure to not overbake or underbake the muffins.

Another way to make the muffins delicious is to add craisins into the muffin batter—yum! You can eat the muffins straight out of the oven, or you can wait for a while. Eat some of them now and save some of them for later. The best way to save the muffins is to put them in a bag and freeze them. Then you can take them out anytime you need a quick breakfast in the morning!

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