I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Flax Seed Muffins with Orange and Bran

This is so COOL !!  You use the whole orange in this recipe.
I mean everything, peel and all!  And there's lots of other healthy stuff here too.

1  1/2 cups oat bran or oat flour
1 cup flour
1 cup ground flax seed
1 cup bran
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt

2 oranges (washed and quartered, zest 1)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk (yogurt or soured milk)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dates, optional

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.

Before pulverizing your oranges, zest one of them so you have a bit to sprinkle on top before baking. In a food processor combine brown sugar and oranges.
Here it is after just a few pulses.

Add the balance of the ingredients.

Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix just until blended.  Add dates if using.

Fill muffin papers, sprinkle on the zest and bake in a 375F oven for 18-20 minutes.

Makes 21 medium muffins

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