March 5, 2012

Bran Muffins

Those of you from South Africa surely know 'Bokomo' - The Goodness of Home Being, and I'm quite sure many others know too - at least here in Mauritius. We get quite a lot of their assortment and personally I prefer Bokomo to other brands.

Did you know there's a recipe at the back of 'Right Start - Bran Flakes' box?

This box has a 'Bran Muffins' recipe, which I had to try! :)

Here's what you need:

Mix dry ingredients...

... with the liquid...

Mix together and in the muffin cups it goes, top with a little oats.
 (Don't forget to lick the spatula!) :))  

Being a South African recipe, I should have thought of the size of the muffins tin! :))
The recipe says 'makes 12', the dough didn't look that much, but.... I got 12 small and 5 big muffins! Should have used the big muffin tin right from the start!

Bran Muffins - makes 12

500 ml (Sasko) self-raising flour
1 ml mixed spice or nutmeg (I used nutmeg)
1 ml cinnamon
10 ml (Moir) baking powder
15 ml Right Start Bran Flakes
60 ml soft brown sugar or 30 ml molasses
1 small apple, peeled and grated,
or a medium grated carrot
(use 125 ml soaked Werda dried carrot)
125 ml (Safari) sultanas or seeded raisins
80 ml oil
2 eggs
250 ml milk, buttermilk or Bulgarian yogurt
Handful of (Bokomo) oats for topping

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Place paper muffin cups into muffin tins and spray with non-stick spray (I used a little bit oil)
Sift the flour, spices and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
Stir in the flakes.
Stir in the sugar or molasses, apple or carrot and raisins with a fork.
Beat the eggs with the milk and oil until smooth.
Add to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until just mixed and still lumpy.
Fill each muffin cup three quarters full and top with a little oats.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer/toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool on a wire rack.
(Recipe from BOKOMO - ZA) 

After reading the recipe, I felt cheated! Why? Bran muffins... and the recipe contains not more than 15ml bran flakes, which is almost nothing to me!
In addition, I added more bran flakes, a little bit oats, grated coconut, more milk and cardamom.
They turned out yummy! It should be healthy too; not too much sugar...

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