Great Food Friday: Bread

My friend Andrea is starting a Friday recipe swap...this week's theme is bread. I'm actually stealing Rachel's recipe...we used to make this one all the time when we were doing Weight Watchers (er, yeah, I need to start that up again). I believe this is from Cooking Light. These muffins freeze well, I put them in individual baggies in the freezer for a good grab-n- go breakfast. I know the ingredient list is long, but these are well worth it. Yummy!


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cups oat bran
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup flaxseed
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrot
2 cups chopped Granny Smith apple
1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 thin-skinned orange, unpeeled and quartered

Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and the next 8 ingredients (all-purpose flour through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in carrot, apple, and raisins.

Combine milk, oil, vanilla, egg whites, and orange in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add milk mixture; stir just until moist.

Spoon 3 tablespoons batter into each of 28 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake in batches at 375° for 20 minutes or until muffins are browned and spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove the muffins from pans immediately, and place on a wire rack.


28 muffins (serving size: 1 muffin)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 114(22% from fat); FAT 2.8g (sat 0.3g,mono 1.3g,poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 3.5g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 61mg; SODIUM 188mg; FIBER 3g; IRON 1.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 22.6g


Andrea said...

Hey, is this the recipe on the bran bag? I think I've made this one before now that I look at the ingredients. I didn't cook them long enough or something though because they were a bit too goey inside...

Heather said...

Not sure...it is on the Cooking Light website. Try them again, they are really good, I promise ;)

Heather said...

mmmm. I need to try those! They look so good. I make something like that called morning glorious muffins. It takes awhile to shred the carrots, apples, and I know there is something else I am forgetting that goes in them too. They also have coconut, walnuts, and raisins so you have to like a variety of things ;) Your recipe is lower in fat/cals :)