Monday, January 4, 2016

Pecan Bran Muffins

1 1/2 cup bran flakes cereal
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/4 cup white flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar (or 1/2 cup honey or combination)  
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 400. Crush cereal a little bit with rolling pin or heavy utensil, like a potato masher or ground beef masher. Combine crushed cereal, milk, oil, vanilla, and egg in small bowl. Let sit for at least 5 minutes to let cereal soften. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Fill 10-12 muffin cups. Bake at 400 for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out dry. Best eaten within 1-2 days.

Adapted from recipe on back of box of Millville Brand Bran Flakes Cereal.

Guest posted November 17, 2015 on Unconventional Kitchen.