I’m Marriam Essa-Sayed, a proudly South African Muslim.
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Delicious and Healthy, with Loads of Fibre, this HEALTHY BRAN MUFFINS recipe will soon become Your Family Favourite too.
Muffins are Just UGLY CUPCAKES … Without Frosting
OOoooh I could not resist that Muffin Joke. Ugly or NOT, Muffins they are still healthier than Cupcakes right?
Well as the war between Muffins and Cupcakes continues, I choose to stay away from the negatives, because for me there is always an occasion for each of these yummy baked goodies. Do You Agree??
Like take for instance, returning back to Johannesburg, South Africa last week, we were greeted by blue skies and clear fresh mornings with the Sun Gently Warming the Earth. How Could I not think of quickly whipping up some of these easy Muffins, to sit outdoors and enjoy with my tea. Hey anything to enjoy the feel of the fresh Green Lawn under my feet, before the Winter season sets in on the Highveld and the grass becomes dry and lifeless? .
There is something so therapeutic about walking barefoot on grass don’t you think?
I LOVE IT.
And now back to my Muffins, This recipe is My Family Favourite, and I remember my Mum-in-law, Allah Bless Her, sharing this recipe with me some 16 years ago, ‘whew where does time fly too’. I have since adapted the recipe to suit what my Habibi and I like. What I love about this Muffin, apart from it being so easy and delicious, is that the batter keeps wonderfully in the refrigerator/freezer, which is absolutely ideal for my home. With just 2 people to bake for, making a whole lot at once, only means we going to eat them all?. So making these muffins in smaller batches works perfectly for me.
NOTE…Although I do state in recipe below, serving amounts as 12-18, It all depends on how big a muffin pan you use and how large/small you want them to be.
Happy Muffin Making Lovelies
? Marriam ?
Healthy Bran Muffins
Author : Foodeva Marsay INSTAGRAM (@foodeva_marsay)
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cups Huletts SunSweet Brown Sugar
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
2 Cups Snowflake Wheat Bran
1 and 1/ Cups Snowflake Cake Flour (All-Purpose)
1 Cup Snowflake Nutty Wheat (High Bran Wheat Flour)
A Good pinch of Salt
2 Teaspoons Bicarbonate of Soda
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Chopped Pecan Nuts
1-2 Tablespoons Rolled Oats for sprinkling on top (optional)
? Preheat Oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
? Whisk together the Oil, Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla Essences.
? Add in the Flours, Salt, Bircabonate of Soda and Nuts, mix well, before loosening the muffin batter with the milk. Whisk all these until well combined.
? * At This Stage, your muffin batter is ready to be refrigerated, OR Frozen.
? Prepare your muffin tins, and Fill half way or 3/4 way up.
? Sprinkle top of muffins with the Rolled Oats, if using, perfectly fine without any too.
? Bake for +/- 15 minutes or until the top of muffin springs backs lightly when touched.
? Using a round ended, butter knife, gently run it along the sides of muffins to remove easily.
Notes by Foodeva Marsay
★ Huletts and Snowflake are 2 very popular brands here in South Africa, MY FAVOURITES, but you can use any brands for the ingredients.
★ I have successfully used the muffin batter IMMEDIATELY after preparing it, not necessary to have it refrigerated before use.
★ I love using Pecan Nuts, as they are my favs, But you could use any other nuts you prefer.
★ You could also add in 1/2 Cup of a mix, or singularly, of chopped Raisins/Dates/Dried Fruits.
★ The batter Keeps very well in Refrigerator (about 2 weeks) and Freezer (about 3-4 months). Bring the batter back to room temperature, and mix through well before filling into your muffins tins to bake.
★ Muffin tins may be lined with muffin cases, if you prefer, Today I wanted a more rustic look, so I opted not to use any, simple spray muffins tins well with a non-stick cooking/baking spray, before filling with batter.
★ Best enjoyed with a spread of Butter, Jam and/or Cheese.
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HERE IS HOW ENJOYED MY HEALTHY BRAN MUFFINS, WITH AN IMPROMPTU LITLLE PICNIC ON MY LAWN… HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ENJOY THESE? I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PICTURES/COMMENTS.