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Raisin & Bran Muffins

For those of us that want to incorporate A LOT more fiber into your diet, this is the perfect recipe. These Raisin & Bran Muffins are so Healthy and make for a Delicious Pre or Post Workout Snack, Breakfast, or a Healthy Treat! I modified my Mom’s age-old recipe for her Bran Muffins (which are also tasty) and added some extra Sweetness (raisins) along with Super Heart-Healthy ingredients. It would be extremely beneficial to make these and eat them all often. This are Fiberful Muffins that Actually TASTE Fantastic… I promise!!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All Bran Cereal- Original As a good source of fiber, wheat bran may help lower total cholesterol and triglycerides, which may decrease your risk of heart disease.
  • 1 Cup Kashi Honey Almond Flax Cereal With 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, GOLEAN Honey Almond Flax Crunch cereal has twice the protein and fiber of the average of leading cereals* to start your day off right. Plus, the nuts and seeds in Honey Almond Flax Crunch provide great taste and 500mg of ALA omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 1 & 1/4 Cup Unsweetend Almond Milk It protects lipids against oxidation, reducing the levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Almond milk is high in vitamin E and contains healthy fats. Drinking it regularly may potentially benefit your heart.
  • 1 Banana Bananas are high in potassium and contain good levels of protein and dietary fiber. Bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium. ... Potassium also helps muscles to contract and nerve cells to respond. It keeps the heart beating regularly and can reduce the effect of sodium on blood pressure.
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal Flax's primary healthy benefit is due to the omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects.
  • 1 & 1/4 Cup Sifted Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Vanilla
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Smart Balance Cholesterol Free Oil Cooking oil made from a blend of canola, soy and olive oils for healthier sautéing, frying and baking Helps support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range1 Excellent source of Omega-3s ALA(990mg per serving, 60% of the 1600mg daily value) Contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats to help balance the saturated fats in your diet Cholesterol Free.
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Local Honey Several studies show that honey may improve your cholesterol levels. It reduces total and “bad” LDL cholesterol while significantly raising “good” HDL cholesterol.
  • 3/4-1 Cup Raisins Despite their small size, raisins are packed with energy and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Raisins are naturally sweet and high in sugar and calories, but they're beneficial to our health when eaten in moderation.
  • 1 Brown Egg Cooking oil made from a blend of canola, soy and olive oils for healthier sautéing, frying and baking Helps support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range1 Excellent source of Omega-3s ALA(990mg per serving, 60% of the 1600mg daily value) Contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats to help balance the saturated fats in your diet Cholesterol Free.
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. First, take your All Bran and Kashi cereals and soak in a bowl of almond milk for 5-7 minutes then mash. Next, add a mashed banana, egg, honey, oil, and vanilla and use a hand mixer to blend.
  3. In another bowl, sift your flour, then add salt, baking powder, and flax and stir. Then, slowly add your dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix. Lastly, add the raisins and stir.
  4. Lastly, grease your muffin/cupcake pan and fill up half way with batter. Bake 15-17 minutes. Remove and add some butter or just dust with powdered sugar and enjoy your super healthy treat!!!
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