So for those who have set a goal to eat better, here is a great recipe for bran muffins.
Healthy and Yummy--Adapted by Judy Sloan
3 Cups All Bran Cereal--Original Recipe
(Add to one cup boiling water.)
1/2 Cup unsweetened apple sauce (although I used sweetened with cinnamon)
1/2 Cup honey (can use brown sugar if you don't have honey but . . .)
2 Cups buttermilk
1 1/2 Cups white flour
1 Cup whole wheat flour (for a lighter muffin you can replace the whole wheat with white flour)
2 1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix together by hand--don't use a mixer. (Since muffins can get tough if over mixed, I mixed all the ingredients together except the flour first, and then added the flour and mixed again-gently)
Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your muffins. I made 18 and baked them for 13 minutes. If you made 24 smaller ones, you probably would only bake them for about 10 minutes. Do not over bake.
But, on the other hand, if low fat, no sugar bran muffins aren't your thing . . .
MAKES ONE 9-BY-13 PAN OF BROWNIES.PREP AND COOK: 90 min. COOL: 1 hr.
1 c. margarine, 1/2 c. cocoa, 2 Tbsp. honey, 4 eggs, 2 c. sugar, 1 3/4 c. flour,1/2 Tbsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 c. chopped walnuts,
12 oz. chocolate icing (Use your own icing recipe or purchase some chocolate frosting. You can also search the Internet for chocolate icing recipes.)
5 Tbsp. margarine, dash of salt, 3 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup, 2 1/3 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. mint extract, 1-2 drops green food coloring
1. Melt margarine and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.
2. Prepare mint icing: Soften margarine. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.
3. Spread mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing. Remove from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing.