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Categories: Breads, Breakfasts

Ralphs' Molasses Bran Muffins

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Active work time: 10 minutes | Total preparation time: 35 minutes | Makes 12 muffins
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bran
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely cut dates

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.

Step 2Mix the shortening and molasses until creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the bran and milk. Let the mixture stand until most of the moisture is absorbed.

Step 3Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the molasses mixture with the dates and stir only until blended. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake the muffins until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes.

12 muffins. Each muffin:
141 calories; 209 mg sodium; 19 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 22 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 2.91 grams fiber.
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