05 November 2008

Orange Bran Flax Muffins

- Can also make with chocolate.

oat bran 1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour 1 cup
flax seed* 1 cup
natural bran 1 cup
baking powder 1 tbsp
salt 1/2 tsp
whole oranges (washed, quartered, seeded) 2
brown sugar 1 cup
buttermilk 1 cup
canola oil 1/2 cup
eggs 2
baking soda 1 tsp
raisins** 1 1/2 cups

In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flax seed, bran, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a blender or food processor, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda. Blend well.
Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until well blended.
Stir in raisins.
Fill paper lined muffin tins almost to the top.
Bake in 350°F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean.
Cool in tins 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
*Flax seed may also be ground. Measure first, then grind or mill.
**For chocolate lovers, substitute white chocolate chips for raisins.

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