Breakfast Apple Bran Loaf/Muffins

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apple bran muffin

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1 scant cup buttermilk (or 1 scant cup whole or 2% milk + 1 T vinegar)

1 large apple, grated (about one cup)

1/2 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/3 cup plain, bran cereal

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup oat bran or coarsely pulsed oats, plus more for topping

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar, plus more for topping

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation

Into a large mixing bowl combine eggs and buttermilk and whisk well to combine.  Add the grated apple, melted butter and vanilla and stir to mix.  Add the bran cereal and let it stand for 5 minutes to absorb liquid..

While you’re waiting, in another bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir to mix.  Add the wet ingredients and stir just to combine.  DO NOT OVER MIX.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the top with a handful of oat brand and brown sugar.

For loaf:

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease 9X5 loaf pan. Bake on the middle rack for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.  Allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan.

For muffins:

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 18 muffin pans with Bakers Joy or use paper muffin liners. Do not fill each cup more than 3/4 way up the pan.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until tops are golden brown or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack.

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