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Orange Bran Flax Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup ground golden flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange zest
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large oranges quartered, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup sucanat this is dried cane juice and an amazing clean-eating sweetener to use in baking, or use natural brown sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 whole organic eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups golden raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line two 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners.
  3. I like my muffins bigger, so I made 20 instead of 24.
  4. In a large bowl, combine oat bran, spelt flour, flaxseed, baking powder and sea salt.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a blender, combine oranges, zest, sucanat (or brown sugar), buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda.
  7. Blend well.
  8. Pour orange mixture into dry mixture.
  9. Mix until just blended.
  10. Stir in raisins.
  11. Using an ice cream scoop, drop batter evenly into muffin cups.
  12. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  14. You can grind your own flax using whole flaxseed or buy it already ground.