Today is a rainy day. A curl up on the couch and watch romantic comedies kind of day. Well, that would be what I would have done pre-children! Instead I decided to do some baking to make a yummy, healthy snack for the afternoon. I went to my go-to site for great recipes, skinnytaste.com and found this recipe for Honey Coconut Blueberry Bran Muffins
Unfortunately I didn’t have honey and I didn’t have blueberries. So, I made my own version substituting agave for the honey and frozen cranberries for the blueberries. I also added a tablespoon of chia for extra health benefits and left out the walnuts.
What I ended up making was:
Coconut and Cranberry Bran Muffins (adapted from skinnytaste.com)
- 1 cup wheat bran
- 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or skim is fine)
- 1/2 cup agave
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (or canola)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 12 oz frozen cranberries
Preheat oven to 400°F. Linea muffin tin with 16 liners.
Combine the wheat bran, wheat flour, chia seeds baking soda and baking powder. Stir in coconut.
|Muffins ready for the oven|
In a separate bowl, blend applesauce, almond milk, honey, coconut oil, vanilla and egg. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
Spoon into paper-lined muffin cups and bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Makes 16 muffins.
A note on the muffin liners I use. I LOVE these liners. They are unbleached and free from the nasty chemicals. They also peel off the muffins really easy. I purchase them at a local health food store but you can get them at Whole Foods, or other locations. Check their website for locations.
*I do not receive any benefit from telling you about this product. I just really like it!
Nicole Buckingham says
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Wow, that looks GREAT! I’m going to try it, next week is supposed to be cool and rainy, perfect for muffin baking! Yummy!
Thanks Nicole! They went pretty fast around here. I set them on the counter to cool and the boys stretched up there and got them. I will definitely say my children had their fill of fibre today :)
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Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
Piero Giorno says
I’ve been baking my own desserts since my mom introduced me to this great art many years ago, and one of her favorites & mine was making muffins. Your recipe for the Coconut & Cranberry Muffins is one that I can’t wait to try out. Many Thanks!