Ingredients 1 1/2 cups wheat bran, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 egg, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup all-purpose flour/or 1/2 white and 1/2 w.wheat, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup raisins Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes. Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended. Fold in raisins and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
I switch 1/2 the oil with apple sauce. I sometimes switch the brown sugar with molasses. I change them each time by adding something different. grated carrots, cranberries, blueberries, pecans, walnuts or all of it. I always soak the raisins in warm water...to wash as well as add moisture. Then the dry raisins don't soak up the moisture and dry out the muffins. Drain and dry tho.
makes 6 BIG muffins or 12 small....depending on how much other stuff you put in them.