Double Bran Muffins

Dark and moist, full of fiber and low in fat

1 C whole wheat flour
1 C oat bran
1 C wheat bran
1 t baking powder, preferably sodium-free
1 t baking soda
t salt
1 C raisins (or mixed dried fruit)

1 T EnerG egg replacer (see Hint below)
1 C soy or rice milk
1/3 C blackstrap molasses
C prune puree (or babyfood 2nd stage prunes or Lighter Bake)

Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix the dry (first seven) ingredients in a large bowl. Stir milk, molasses and vanilla and egg replacer and prune puree together and then gently fold into dry mixture until just evenly moist. Do not overmix. Fill 12 to 15 non-stick muffin cups 3/4 to the top, bake 20-25 minutes.

15 muffins, each 113.5 calories: 6% from fat (0.84 g), 83% from carbohydrates (27.8 g), 12% from protein (3.89 g). Sodium 151 mg, Fiber 3.1 g.     Each muffin provides over one fifth of the RDA of potassium, iron and magnesium.

Healing Heart Hint

EnerG egg replacer substitutes for egg whites in baked dishes. It is made from potato and other starches. If it is not available, combine equal parts of finely ground oats, arrowroot and corn starch. Use 1 T for each two egg whites.

For variety, substitute dried cranberries, choppped dates, other dried fruit pieces or roasted chestnut pieces for the raisins.

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