Orange Bran Flax Muffins

1 1⁄2 C oat bran
1 C brown sugar
1 C all-purpose flour
1 C buttermilk
1 C flaxseed, ground
1⁄2 canola oil
1C wheat bran
2 eggs
1 T baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1⁄2 tsp salt
1 1⁄2 C golden raisins
2 oranges, quartered and seeded


1. Preheat the oven to 375¡F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners, or coat the pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flaxseed, wheat bran, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda. Blend well.
3. Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until well blended. Stir in raisins.
4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.


Per muffin: 186 cal, 4 g pro, 30 g carb, 8 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 18 mg chol, 3 g fiber, 140 mg sodium, 4 g flaxseed. Nearly 1⁄2 of the fat in this muffin is alpha-linolenic acid ®¢ the plant version of omega-3, which is sorely missing from most diets.