Muffin Recipe – Carrot & Orange Bran Muffins – Healthy Muffin Recipe!

Muffin Recipe – Carrot And Orange Bran Muffins

Delicious and as healthy as possible muffins, with the bran being a good source of fibre. This recipe is a little like carrot cake, and can also be made with grated courgettes. See our tips for making them a little more indulgent if required!

Serves: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins (you need to test though)

Carrot And Orange Bran Muffins Recipe – Ingredients

  • 75grams / 2 1/2 ounces shredded bran cereal
  • 225ml / 8 1/2 ounces of skimmed milk
  • 1 medium orange, zest only
  • 3 large carrots peeled and grated (squeeze out a little of the juice so the muffins are not too wet)
  • 125grams / 4 1/2 ounces of light muscovado sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 200grams / 7 ounces of self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking power
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger (you can leave this out if you don’t like ginger)
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 4 tbs of sunflower oil

Carrot And Orange Bran Muffins Recipe – Method

  • Soak the bran in the milk in a large mixing bowl giving it a quick stir. Soak for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C / 430 degrees F / Gas Mark 7. Line a muffin tin with the cases.
  • Add most of the orange zest to the bran mix. Add the grated carrots, (should be about 150g / 5 1/2 ounces). The mix will seem very ‘mushy’ at this stage, so add the sugar and mix. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger and just leave as it is.
  • Put the oil and eggs into another bowl and just break up a little, do not beat heavily. Tip into the bran mix and stir everything together with a wooden spoon.
  • Drop the mixture into your cases individually. If required, put a little brown sugar on the top of each, but remember this all adds to the waistline!
  • Bake for20 minutes, ensuring you test the muffins ” they should spring back when you touch the centre with your finger. Cook a little longer if necessary but make sure you check again after a couple of minutes.

Carrot And Orange Bran Muffins Recipe – Tips

  • If you can find them, try to buy some ‘tulip’ paper cases ” they make the muffins look so attractive. You can normally buy these online with someone like ebay or Amazon in small quantities.
  • If you are doing a tea party or another special occasion ” mix up 1 tbs of caster sugar and 120g / 4 1/2 ounces of cream cheese. When you are putting the mixture into your cases, only fill to half, and place a small spoonful of this on to the top of the mixture, and then put the remaining mixture into the case. It’s a real surprise when your guests eat them!
  • Try adding a few sultanas to the mix for an energy boost.
  • If you don’t have the sugar specified in this recipe, caster sugar can be used, but this will move them away from the more healthy side of the fence!

Kelly Winder

Kelly Winder is the Creator of BellyBelly. She's also a writer, was a doula, and a mother to three children. Kelly is passionate about helping parents and parents-to-be to feel more confident and informed about all things related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. Her other loves include travel, tea, and animal rights and welfare.

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