|Claim Jumper Bran Muffins |
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
I haven't tried these with the glaze, but the muffins themselves were pretty good!
- 1 cup all purpose or white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup wheat bran
- 4 tsp dry milk powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 2 Tbsp molasses
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 tsp grated orange zest
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed
- 3 Tbsp shortening
- 2 Tbsp corn syrup
- 2 tsp water
- Distribute about 1 Tbsp glaze onto bottom and sides of 12 muffin tins with pastry brush -- I skipped this step and just sprayed 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. I guess if you use the glaze, you serve the muffins upside down? I'm not sure, but putting the glaze in the muffin tins is an interesting step.
- Combine flour, bran, milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir well and set aside.
- Mix together brown sugar, dark corn syrup, molasses, oil and egg in separate bowl until well blended.
- Puree raisins and orange zest with water in blender or food processor. Add to liquid ingredients.
- Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until just moistened.
- Fill muffin tins 2/3 full (I filled mine almost to the rim and that was a mistake. Rims spread) and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Immediately invert onto foil or wax paper to cool.
-- These muffins are sweet and have an interesting flavor from the pureed raisins. Pureeing them in water sounded like a pain, but I used one of the little cups that came with my Immersion blender and it worked perfectly.
-- I was leery of the part of the recipe that said to coat the muffin tins with glaze before cooking, so I just skipped that step completely and am glad I did since the muffins were sweet anyway.- I made 8 muffins instead of 12 by filling the batter almost to the rim. That was a mistake. The rims just spread out rather than up (I should have known better) so I got big flat rims – which to be honest, are kind of tasty. Next time I'll follow the directions and fill 2/3 of the way full.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2010/05/claim-jumper-bran-muffins/