The Biggest Loser's Mini Blueberry Bran Muffins

The Biggest Loser's Mini Blueberry Bran Muffins
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Recipe for The Biggest Loser's Mini Blueberry Bran Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unprocessed wheat bran or oat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 ripe medium banana, mashed with a fork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or other berries

Directions

  1. Makes 24 (1 Muffin) Servings
  2. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F.  Lightly coat 2 nonstick miniature muffin pans (12 mini-muffin tins per pan) with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the bran, flour, flaxseed, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.  In another medium bowl or a blender, combine the milk, honey, banana, egg, olive oil, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in one third of the liquid mixture.  Using a spoon, stir until smooth.  Add the remaining liquid mixture and stir until well combined.  Add the blueberries and stir again, but don't overmix.
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into prepared muffin cups.  Bake for about 8 minutes, or until the tops spring back when pressed gently in the centers.  Do not overBake.  Cool the muffins int he pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the cups.  Serve warm, or allow them to cool completely on the rack.
  6. Per Serving:
  7. 70 calories; 2 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates (6 g sugars); 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat); 10 mg cholesterol; 3 g fiber; 85 mg sodium.

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