Apple Bran Muffins

Apple Bran Muffins
Adapted from Food to Live By

2 1/4 cups wheat bran
2 cups milk
2 tbsp nonfat yogurt (plain, but I used vanilla)
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 sup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup gala apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Place wheat bran, milk, and yogurt in a bowl and stir to combine.  Let sit at room temperature for 30 mins.

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease or line 24 muffin cups.

Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 tsp cinnamon in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Combine eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk to combine.  Add egg mixture to bran mixture and stir to combine.  Add bran mixture to flour mixture and fold until just combined.  Fold in apples.  Spoon mix into muffin cups, filling almost to the top. 

Combine sugar and remaining cimmamon and sprinkle over muffins.  Bake 20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack, but serve warm.


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