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Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

I have been on a bran muffin kick since my taste buds were turned on by the Albemarle Baking Company box of treats our neighbors brought us when Birch was born.

Exhibit A:

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Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

During my research of consuming one half a giant muffin at a time, I discovered that the Mudhouse Coffee bran muffins are amazing as well!

Exhibit B:

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

As a result, exhibit C was born: a healthier, properly portioned, semi-homemade bran muffin I can pull out of my freezer and enjoy anytime.

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

These are semi-homemade because I found a bran muffin mix at Whole Foods and #hadtohaveit. But bran alone seemed a bit boring, so I added dried cherries, flaked coconut, and some shredded carrots from the fridge to give this muffin a nutritional edge. (Hmm, dark chocolate would be good in these too!)

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

Served warm with butter, this muffin can run with the best of ’em.

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

I froze most of my batch and pull them out when a craving hits to heat up in the toaster oven.

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

Fancy up your favorite bran muffin mix with cherries, coconut, and carrot for increased texture and nutrition! 

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of Organics Oat Bran Muffin Mix
  • Mix ingredients as needed (egg, etc)
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots

Instructions

  • Prepare muffin mix as package directs.

    Stir in cherries, coconut, and carrots. 

    Bake per package directs and enjoy. 

And if you know me well (and many of you do!) you’ll know that I crumble muffins on top of anything! Yogurt is a favorite. Oatmeal too!

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins

If the thought of warm muffins has you feeling cozy, perhaps you’ll want to spend your afternoon like so:

(Look at his ruffled sleeves!) 

Jazzed-Up Bran Muffins