Andrea Cooley September 4, 2009Friday Recipe: Ginger Bran Muffins I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but honestly, most mornings I’m doing good to get out the door on time, let alone sit down and eat a balanced breakfast. That’s why I love grab-and-go recipes. Make something ahead of time and enjoy it the rest of the week. These bran muffins are a great way to start your day healthy. What’s your go-to breakfast when you’re running out the door?Ginger Bran Muffins3/4 cup bran cereal (not flakes)1/4 cup boiling water2 tbsp olive oil or canola oil1 tbsp sugar1 egg1/2 cup buttermilk (If you don’t have buttermilk, make sour milk by adding 1 T vinegar or lemon juice for each cup of buttermilk. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before adding to recipe)1 tbsp grated fresh ginger2 tbsp raisins or other chopped dried fruit1/2 cup unbleached flour1 tsp baking sodaDirections: Pour boiling water over the bran cereal in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix and let stand 5 minutes. Add the oil, sugar, egg, buttermilk, grated ginger and raisins to the bran and mix well. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda. Stir into the bran mixture and mix well. The batter can be kept tightly covered in the refrigerator for about a week.To bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a muffin tin if you are making all 6 muffins or place a foil muffin cup in a custard cup if you are baking just one muffin. Don’t stir the batter if it has been keeping in the refrigerator. Fill the muffin tin or muffin cups 2/3 full of batter. Bake the muffins for 12 – 14 minutes or until the top springs lightly back to the touch.Find more quick and easy recipes along with tips for meal planning at MealsMatter.org.Photo: erincooks 11 responses to “Friday Recipe: Ginger Bran Muffins” looks yummy will definitely try and think will not be too hard for me as the steps are explained wellLog in to Reply Hey Andrea – thanks for the recepie! Really looks delicious, although I usally just have a cup of coffee in the morning – this actually may change it. Especially great job on the directions, i’m not much of a cook so hopefully they will help me to get through with it.Log in to Reply I tried the recipe a few days ago. It is realy tasty, although my muffins looked not as good as the muffin in the photo. 🙁Log in to Reply Glad you liked them!Log in to Reply This really sounds delicious. I’m always on the hunt for a new recipe, will definitely print this one out and put it to use this weekend!Log in to Reply Looks delicious, definitely try this recipeLog in to Reply This really sounds delicious. My muffins don’t look as good as yoursLog in to Reply This has almost lured me. I would like to have this muffin everyday at breakfast.Log in to Reply This has almost lured me. I would like to have this muffin everyday at breakfast.Log in to Reply I love the grab and go philosophy. This one looks so yummy I’ve gotta try it. Thanks for this.Log in to Reply I love the grab and go philosophy. This one looks so yummy I’ve gotta try it. Thanks for this.Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.