Coconut Bran Muffins

What to do when you can’t fall back asleep at 3am? And baby is miraculously sleeping instead of trying to play peek-a-boo with you?

For me, it was a good opportunity to get a head start on our overflowing pile of laundry and while I was waiting for the clothes in the dryer. I decided to make some muffins for the special weekend ahead of us. (yea, I’m such a multi-tasker eh?) 🙂

This recipe was adapted from the package of the ROGERS Wheat Bran.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1.5 cups Natural Wheat Bran
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Omega 3 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Raisins
  • 1/4 cup of Shredded Coconut

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, shredded coconut and raisin. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine bran and buttermilk. Stir in vegetable oil, brown sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla.
  • Gently fold bran mixture into flour mixture until just combine (do not overmix)
  • Using an ice cream scooper, spoon mixture into lined muffin tin.
  • Bake for 15-18minutes

Recipe Review: 

  • 🙂 This recipe was simple to put together and took only 16mins to bake!
  • 🙂 It was not too sweet.
  • 😛 If I have overripe bananas, I would use it instead of the brown sugar next time.
  • 😦 It didn’t taste as coconut flavoured as I expected.
  • 😛 I will try it again with coconut milk instead of buttermilk next time!
  • 🙂 Definately making this again!

Just to make sure I have everything that I need for my muffins. I set out all the ingredients ahead of time.

I like to put out all the ingredients before I start baking.

I LOVE getting Perfect Muffin Tops!

Perfect Muffin Tops!

Fresh Baked Muffin & Chinese Jasmine Tea…yummm

Muffin & Chinese Jasmine Tea...yummm

Surprising moist for a muffin with 1.5cups of bran in it 🙂 Now who says getting more fibre in your diet need to feel like eating hay? 😛

Surprising moist for a muffin with 1.5cups of bran :)

This is a special weekend for us, because it will be my 1st Mother’s Day as a Mommy! Hubby has been forewarned that this day will now be more important than Valentine’s Day, Birthday and Anniversary COMBINED. (No pressure Hunnie) !!! 😛

How are y’all celebrating your Mother’s Day? If you plan to bake or cook, got any recipes to share ?

 

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3 thoughts on “Coconut Bran Muffins

  1. mel May 14, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Looks amazing!! Where do you get the wheat bran? Definitely want to give the recipe a try!

    • Liz May 14, 2014 / 11:30 am

      Hey Mel. We got the wheat bran from Highland Farm’s but you can use any brand or try bulk barn.

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