We’re on Day 2 of a furnace crisis, we’re stuck at 55°-65°F (12-18°C). It’s bearable, but this morning we longed for something to warm us up. I turned to one of my favorite breakfast muffin recipes from the Prairie Fruit Cookbook. My kids think it’s funny that I use my own cookbook. Of course I use it – it has all my favorite recipes!
Here’s a muffin recipe that will rekindle your love of bran muffins! It’s super moist and delicious thanks to honey, applesauce and rhubarb.
Rhubarb Honey Bran Muffins
- 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 375 mL
- 3/4 cups wheat bran 175 mL
- 1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
- 1 tsp baking soda 5 mL
- 1 tsp cinnamon 5 mL
- 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
- 1 egg 1
- 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
- 1/2 cup honey 125 mL
- 1/2 cup milk 125 mL
- 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
- 3/4 cups applesauce unsweetened (175 mL)
- 1 1/2 cup rhubarb diced (fresh or frozen) (375 mL)
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Lightly grease muffin pans.
- In large bowl, mix together flour, bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In a second bowl, mix together egg, canola oil, honey, milk, vanilla and applesauce.
- Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until just combined.
- Add rhubarb and gently fold into mixture.
- Spoon into prepared muffin pan(s).
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch.
While we enjoy our warm muffins, we’ll be thinking about hot summer days like when these photos were taken for a photo shoot for the Manitoba Canola Grower’s Be Well Website which featured this recipe and supplied me with some might nice photos of these muffins. You work it muffin!
Want to learn more about rhubarb and a list to other rhubarb recipes, check out 7 Things You Need to Know About Rhubarb.
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