Honey Bran Muffins with Figs

One of my favorite breakfasts is a bran muffin, a latte and some fruit or yogurt. I found this simple recipe on Epicurious.com. I added a good handful of flaxseed, about 1/2 cup extra honey and 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour. It was amazing!! Enjoy!

Honey Bran Muffins with Figs

A light texture and a sweet honey flavor make these bran muffins irresistible.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups toasted wheat bran (about 4 ounces)
3/4 cup chopped dried figs
1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 24 muffin cups with muffin papers. Stir flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl to blend. Combine bran and figs in another bowl; mix in 1 cup boiling water.

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar, then honey. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in buttermilk alternately with flour mixture in 3 additions each. Mix in bran mixture. Divide batter among lined muffin cups.

Bake muffins until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Turn muffins out onto racks and cool completely.


2 Responses to “Honey Bran Muffins with Figs”

  1. 1 Betsy
    October 13, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Just yum. These are really tasty! You’re right, incredibly moist and delicious. My husband thought they sounded gross, and so I was highly amused when he got up this morning and asked what the wonderful smell was (these muffins in the oven). We all love them now. 🙂

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