Healthy Bran Muffins


Keep your New Year's resolution to eat better with these delicious, healthy bran muffins!

1 cup whole wheat flour

2/3 cup uncooked wheat bran

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup softened butter

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 lage egg

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries!)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.


In a medium bowl combine flour, wheat bran, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, and set aside.


Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl cream the butter with sugar until dissolved; add egg and beat thoroughly. Add 1/3 of bran mixture and 1/3 of buttermilk; mix until just combined. Repeat, alternating, with remaining bran mixture and buttermilk; fold in raisins or cranberries.


Evenly divide batter among prepared pan; place pan in middle of oven. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.