I call these “Taste of the 80s” Bran Muffins, because they were quite the food trend in those days. You can treat yourself to one after you’ve been jogging in Central Park.
Or perhaps you’ll enjoy them with a light salad…. Here’s a slice of Cavaillon melon with Parma ham and a splash of balsamic vinegar; season with salt & pepper, and garnish with mint.
To prepare the muffins, preheat oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
375 ml (1-1/2 C) milk 125 g (1/2 C) melted butter
2 eggs 200g (1/2 C) honey
175 g (2 C) crushed bran cereal
1/2 C dried fruit 1 t vanilla
Let stand for 5 minutes; then mix in:
250 g (2 C) whole grain flour 1/4 t salt
2 t baking powder 1/4 t ground clove
125 g (1/2 C) sugar 1/4 t ground cinnamon
50 g (1/2 C) chopped walnuts
Stir until just blended--don’t over beat. Spoon into muffin cups.
This makes 18, so I freeze them in batches of 6.
Bake 200º C for 20-25 minutes.