About this recipe:These treats are a lot healthier than the average muffin. They are made with bran cereal and sweetened with pineapple juice, brown sugar and honey. To make these muffins, you need to plan ahead of time, as the batter needs to chill for 3 hours.
Makes: 20 muffins
475ml pineapple juice
290g golden raisins
220g dark brown soft sugar
125ml vegetable oil
5 eggs, beaten
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
115g whole bran cereal, such as All-Bran
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In a small bowl, combine pineapple juice and raisins. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir in cereal. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine dark brown soft sugar, oil, honey and eggs; mix well. Add cereal mixture and mix well. Fold in the raisin mixture. Batter will be thin; it will thicken as it chills. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Stir chilled batter. Fill greased or paper lined muffin tin 3/4 full.
Bake in a preheated 200 C / Gas 6 oven, for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.