Bran and fruit muffins


    These are great for breakfast! Low in both fat and added sugar. The raisins can be substituted for chopped prunes. As with all muffin recipes, the best results are when all the ingredients are at room temperature. The recipe is in mililitres for simplicity. Makes 12 large muffins.


    Uusimaa, Finland
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    • 300ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 250ml bran flakes
    • 100ml oat bran
    • Half teaspoon salt
    • 200ml raisins
    • 120ml best vegetable oil, rapeseed is recommended
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar
    • 250ml semi-rough flour
    • 100ml wholemeal flour, rye is recommended
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • Half teaspoon allspice
    • Half teaspoon nutmeg


    1. Pour the milk into a large bowl, add the vinegar to sour it, add the flakes and bran, then the salt. Stir to combine. Cover and leave to soak for 30-60 minutes.
    2. Put the raisins into a small bowl or a large mug, cover with hot water and leave to plump up.
    3. Turn the oven to 200c.
    4. In another bowl, sieve together the flour and dry ingredients.
    5. Into the bowl with the bran and milk mixture add the oil, eggs and sugar - stir to combine.
    6. Slowly add the dry ingredients, starting with a couple of spoonfuls to begin with, then add the rest. Stir to combine. If the mixture feels too stiff add 1-2 extra tablespoons of milk.
    7. Drain the raisins well, add to the mixture.
    8. Spoon the mixture into 12 muffin paper cases.
    9. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes, then turn down the temperature to 180c and bake for another 8-10 minutes till just nicely browned. They should still be 'signing' slightly when you remove them from the oven. Leave to cool completely in the tin.


    These freeze really well, especially if you use double freezer bags. Take one out of the freezer in the morning, by the time you arrive at work it'll be nicely defrosted in time for morning coffee!

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