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Orange Bran Flax Muffins

Orange Bran Flax Muffins
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Recipe type: Muffins or Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 18 muffins
 
Whole oranges give these muffins a wonderful flavour
Ingredients
  • 375 ml (1 ½ cups) oat bran
  • 250 ml (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) flax seed*
  • 250 ml (1 cup) natural bran
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) baking powder
  • 2 ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 2 whole oranges (washed, quartered, seeded)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 250 ml (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 125 ml (½ cup)canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking soda
  • 375 ml (1 ½ cups) raisins**
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flax seed, bran, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda. Blend well.
  3. Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until well blended.
  4. Stir in raisins.
  5. Fill paper lined muffin tins almost to the top.
  6. Bake in 190 C (375° F) oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean.
  7. Cool in tins 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
Notes
*Flax seed may also be ground. Measure first, then grind or mill. **For chocolate lovers, substitute white chocolate chips for raisins.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Muffin Calories: 275 Fat: 11.5 g Saturated fat: 14. g Carbohydrates: 44.5 g Sodium: 236 mg Fiber: 5.7 g Protein: 6.1 g Cholesterol: 23.6 mg

 

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