Sunday, February 5, 2012

Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hey guys!
I came up with a really good muffin recipe today when I was playing around with oat bran and almond flour. I wanted to pop in and share it because it's definitely one to bookmark!


These babies are packed with healthy ingredients and they are perfectly fluffy and delicious. They're perfect for a pre-workout snack, crumbled on top of yogurt, or spread with a smear of nut butter. You can sub any combination of mix-ins for the chocolate chips as well.



Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins
makes 12 muffins
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup regular flour (we only had white on hand so i used white, but whole wheat would definitely work too)
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (i used Chobani 0%)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or other mix-ins)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients (oat bran, both flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon) in a medium bowl. 
  2. Form a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the rest of the ingredients, except for your mix-ins. 
  3. Stir in your mix-ins and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Scoop batter into tins. 
  4. Bake muffins for 15-18 minutes or until firm to the touch. 




I sprinkled walnut chunks into half of them (my mom doesn't like walnuts in baked goods and i wanted her to be able to enjoy them!) and both versions were delicious. 



These muffins were amazing warm out of the oven - I dug in right away! 


They were so good I went back for a second one which I crumbled on top of a bowl of vanilla chobani. 


Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Those muffins look perfect!! Like something you'd get in a bakery!! YUM!

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  2. yum! those look good. chocolate chips + muffins = amazing.

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  3. Ohmygosh I want those right now!! I am such a muffin addict and those look AMAZING:)

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  4. Oh my gosh, those look GORGEOUS!!! Want to dive into one of those RIGHT NOW! You are such a great baker. :)

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  5. Oh muffins <33 My FAVORITE. I actually have made any in ages. I don't know what has come over me!! I love the idea of using oat bran!

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