Cranberry Bran Muffins (30 minutes)
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2 cups bran cereal (All-Bran or 100% Bran) 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsulphured dark molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda, sieved
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped, peeled, cored apples (1 large apple)
Preheat the oven to 400°. Lightly butter 12 muffin cups or coat with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk together the bran cereal, milk, applesauce, molasses, oil and eggs in a medium bowl until blended. Let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt;stir until well blended. Add the Cranberries and apple; toss to coat. Add the bran mixture to the dry ingredients; fold just until evenly moistened Do no overmix.
Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan.