Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bran and Fruit Muffins

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Bran and Fruit Muffins
~adapted from Bon Appetit, 1978~

Makes 1 dozen

1 cup wheat bran
1 cup buttermilk

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped dates

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line muffin pan with 12 paper baking cups.

Combine bran and buttermilk

Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add all at once to bran mixture, stirring just to mix.

Cream butter brown sugar, egg and molasses thoroughly.  Blend into bran mixture.  Stir in raisins and dates.  Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

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