Saturday, November 20, 2010

Muffin Morning

Today's recipe was found, surprisingly, on the side of a cereal box. And it's good. I've always loved banana bread, and I have a special place for bran muffins; so when I saw this I had to try it. And this one has the bonus of being good for you, or at least, not as bad as some other things. For example, using honey instead of sugar.

Now, I'm not a health food nut, and I don't go to extremes, but I do believe in the good of honey, and olive oil; and I will try to make foods that are, if not actively good and healthy, at least not as bad as chips and donuts.

Anyway. . . . I don't always follow the recipe; I've added chocolate chips (which add an almost dessert feel to them) and the last time I made these muffins I used raisin bran instead of regular bran flakes. I've toyed with the idea of adding candied fruits and making it a sort of holiday fruit cake, but I'm working on that on another angle.

Enjoy! --Zizi

Honey & Spice Banana Muffins
1 c bran flakes
1/4 c milk
1 c flour
1/2 c honey
1/4 c melted butter
2/3 c mashed banana
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Soak cereal in milk for 5 minutes. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes about 12.
Optional: 1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 c raisins

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