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Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins

Ahh well what a week it has been. School has officially started for me and I am officially over whelmed and worried like the normal worry wart that I am. Juggling full time school with full time work and a part time website it going to be an act that I have never performed before so we will all find out together how well I handle it, I guess. But I will get through the next 2 years, I swear I will. I am always a little pessimistic at the beginning of a new challenge… no full glasses for me ever! But to make it a little more easier on myself, and my pocket book, I decided this week to whip up some fiber friendly Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins for my 75 minute drive to school in the mornings.

Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins

I have to say I am really not a big breakfast eater. At home I normally have peanut butter and crackers and when I am at work I have an English muffin and a big bowl of berry parfait but for that long trip to school in the AM I knew I needed something much more travel friendly. So with a big bag of Raisin Bran cereal just taking up space in the pantry I decided a bran muffin was exactly what I needed to make. Bran muffins on there own are not a fav of mine but these bran muffins are a step above the norm filled with chewy coconut, plump pineapple and crunch pecans. With the tang of buttermilk and the hint of cinnamon these are a bran muffin to be savored with a little bit of honey and large mug of morning joe! So if you need a quick on the go breakfast, mix a dose of good old fiber with a tropical twist and whip up a batch of Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins ASAP!

Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins

Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins

A fiber rich morning muffin with a tropical twist!

Ingredients

  • 9 1/2 oz. Raisin Bran Cereal
  • 1 1/2 C. Granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. Flour
  • 1 C. Whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C. Canola oil
  • 2 C. Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz.) Can crushed pineapple
  • 1 C. Flaked coconut
  • 1 C. Pecan pieces

Instructions

  1. The evening before you want the muffins in a large refrigerator storage bowl combine Raisin Bran cereal, sugar, flours, baking soda and the cinnamon.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla and the pineapple until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don't over mix or muffins will turn out tough.
  4. Finally fold in the coconut and pecan pieces until they are just coated evenly in the muffin batter.
  5. Store the muffin batter in the refrigerator over night, this will allow the raisin bran flakes to soften up.
  6. The next morning preheat your oven to 400°F, 375°F if using a convection oven.
  7. Line your cupcake tin with liners.
  8. Scoop the muffin dough into the paper liners until they are 3/4 full.
  9. Bake the muffins for 20-30 minutes or until the muffins turn golden brown on top and tooth pick inserted into a muffin center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the muffins from oven, cool them to room temperature and store in an air tight container.
  11. The muffins will keep for 3-5 days.

Notes

Adapted from Congo Girl

http://truebluebaking.com/2013/08/22/tropical-raisin-bran-muffins/

Well that’s it for this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend and please drop back by after you try these delish Tropical Raisin Bran Muffins and let me know how you liked them. I love reading your comments!

Until next time everyone… Enjoy!

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