Orange Bran Flax Muffins


375 mL (11⁄2 cups) oat bran

250 mL (1 cup) all-purpose flour

250 mL (1 cup) milled or ground flax seed

250 mL (1 cup) natural bran

15 mL (1 tbsp) baking powder

2 mL (1⁄2 tsp) salt

2 whole oranges (including peel), washed, quartered and seeded

250 mL (1 cup) brown sugar

250 mL (1 cup) buttermilk 125 mL

(1⁄2 cup) canola oil

2 eggs

5 mL (1 tsp) baking soda 375 mL

(11⁄2 cups) raisins*


In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flax seed, bran, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a blender or food processor, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda. Blend well. Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until well blended. Stir in raisins. Fill paper lined muffin tins almost to the top. Bake in 190o C (375o F) oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean. ~Cool in tins 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.



* For chocolate lovers, substitute white chocolate chips for raisins.