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best bran muffin recipe

hit me with your best if you think youve got a good bran muffin recipe, please. im constantly trying them and have never really goten what i would call a really, really good, worth-eating bran muffin. thanks.

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  1. I like this one, even made with yogurt instead of sour cream. I haven't made enough to say it's THE best though! I think the key ingredients in a good bran muffin are butter and molasses. I also like to add vanilla and spices: cinnamon, cloves and the like. And I also like a variety of cranberries, golden raisins and dark raisins.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

      1. thanks for the epi link. i might try those. not to sound too picky but im also looking for a recipe that does NOT call for AP flour, yknow? want to go the whole grain road...even though its a bran muffin anyhow. so, thinking i may give the epi one a shot with whole wheat flour (maybe whole wheat pastry flour). thanks!
        any more ideas, holler at me.

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        1. re: ben61820

          I always make that Sour Cream Bran Muffin recipe using half whole wheat flour and it turns out great. It doesn't rise much (maybe it doesn't rise much anyway), but the texture is quite pleasant and moist. It's my current favorite.

        2. Of course you can use whole wheat flour (that's what I would use) or even spelt flour; which reminds me, I have spelt bran, maybe I'll make that recipe with a slight twist by changing the grain..

          1. The bran muffin recipe on the side of the Sealtest Buttermilk carton here in Ontario is the best, IMHO. I substiture whole wheat or spelt flour for the AP flour, and add cinnamon. I think buttermilk is the key to great bran muffins - any muffins, really.
            I'll try and find a link to the recipe - I don't have a carton to copy from right now.