Carrot Cake Oat Bran Muffins

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Just like Carrot Cake, Oat Bran Muffins
Carrot Cake Oat Bran Muffins
It has been an interesting and fun week, job interviews, cooking, thrifting, a little time out on the water, along with some good reads and recipes from other blogs. The wonderful thing about reading other food blogs is that the food is tried and true. I had spotted this recipe over at Savory Sweet Life that I wanted to bake up today. A good looking, tasty muffin that will be great to have around for breakfast and snacks. For some reason, I have fallen away from the cold cereal and milk routine and getting tired of just buttered toast for breakfast. But who am I kidding, the best part is that these will be like carrot cake for breakfast. Now tell me, what is not to like?

While out thrifting this week I found muffin top pans. There they were in need of a good scrubbing, but otherwise in excellent shape, so into my shopping cart they went. They scrubbed up great, today they are being used to make these muffins.

The best part of having these pans? First muffins, then a couple of other uses are hamburger/sandwich rolls and individual fruit tarts. I would have never thought of making my own sandwich rolls years ago. And individual fruit tarts, come on, please! I was busy with babies, diapers, and canning. But then again, I had not run across that easy, delicious recipe for cottage cheese dinner buns that also works so well for sandwich buns. Tender and slightly sweet, the very reason we love homemade bread and buns!

Carrot Cake Oat Bran Muffins
adapted from: savory sweet life
350-degree oven

3/4 c flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c ground flax seed
3/4 c oat bran
1 cup brown sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg

2 eggs
1/2 c milk
1 t vanilla
1/4 c oil
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups shredded carrots

3/4 c raisins, chopped
1 heaping c walnuts or pecans, chopped

In a medium-size bowl, combine the dry ingredients, whisk to mix everything together.

In a large-size bowl, add eggs beating well, add remaining wet ingredients and stirring well to combine.

Stir dry ingredients into wet, combine but do not over mix, fold in the chopped raisins and nuts.

Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins until 3/4 full.

I like to simply divide the dough into the muffin cups, but I do not divide evenly. I now prefer to use a 1/2 c ice cream scoop.
This works well and I have muffins that cook all in the same amount of time. Which was not the case in previous baking times.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done in your oven.

Let cool in pans 10 minutes.

Carrot Cake Oat Bran Muffins

Loosen carefully and remove or cradle in the baking pans to finish cooling.

Hmmm, I think some cream cheese whipped with just a touch of honey would go great with these muffins.


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  1. Great job on your muffins, they look great!

  2. Alice, thanks so much for stopping by, I have enjoyed visiting your blogs, I have begun to "collect" Washington blogs and read them frequently. It is fun to see what everyone is up to.

  3. Those muffins sound fastastic and I'm going to make some soon. Mmm, carrot cake for breakfast.

  4. The muffins look great! I loved your story about the muffin tins and SCORE on the thrift store find as well. Don't you love it when a good plan comes together? I found your blog from cocina diary :)

  5. Melynda, thank you for linking to the foodie hop. It is so great to meet you! I love this recipe because I love bran muffins. They are so yummy and yours look it too. I hope this is not the last we see of you at the Sundays at One Food Club. Angie

  6. That's a great healthy muffin recipe, and I was really intrigued by the cottage cheese dinner rolls - how interesting!! Thanks for sharing them.

  7. They look and sound wonderful.

  8. I second the cream cheese and honey. Your muffins look wonderful :)


  9. Hi Melynda,
    I really am glad that you brought us these good for you Oat Bran Muffins.They look really good. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us here at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

  10. These oat bran muffins look really great. I want to make these!


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