Saturday, July 19, 2014

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins - Wheat Flour

I thought these were DELICIOUS - as did my taste testers.  I liked the raisins from the cereal.   Everyone LOVED the  strong molasses flavor.  I think this is my new favorite muffin recipe !!!!  (One of my taste testers thought it was her new favorite also !!!)

Adapted from this recipe and  this recipe .

1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour )
1 and 1/2 cups Raisin Bran cereal
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Sucanat   (or brown sugar) (I use Barry Farm)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed  (if your bananas are smaller, you will probably need to increase the liquid by 2-4 Tbsp)

Mix the vanilla, molasses, applesauce, almond milk and bananas in one bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan.   Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin Pan,Casabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories  161, Total Fat  .8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 96mg, Carbs 36.9g, Fiber 2.6g, Sugars 16g, Protein  2.7g

... Do you know the miracles of God, who knows everything?
Job 37:16  (NCV)


  1. I am definitely finding molasses more enjoyable now that I'm eating it more regularly! So I will have to give these a try next time I have some browning bananas! :-)

    1. Hey Sandy !!!! GREAT - as you can tell - I LOVE molasses - it is SOOOO good !!!!! Since there is a LOT more molasses in these than most of my other muffins that contain molasses, these do have a strong molasses flavor (which I LOVE !!!!!). Even one of my co-workers, who doesn't really eat much molasses, LOVED the molasses flavor of these muffins !!! ENJOY if you make them !!!!! - Denise XOXO

    2. I tried these on the weekend! My whole family loved them! :-)

    3. Hey Sandy !!!! GREAT !!!!! I am SOOOOO glad your whole family loved these !!!! THANKS SOOOOOOOO much for letting me know !!!!


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