It’s the new year. Most of the country is convincing themselves they will be eating healthily from now until eternity. And while I applaud even the mildest effort toward increasing ones health, the January-gym-goer-I-only-eat-Lean-Cuisine lifestyle makes me absolutely nauseous. I mean, does anyone actually LIKE the way frozen fat free food tastes?
Today, my friends, I bring you a healthy AND delicious way to start your January mornings.
Yogurt Bran Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
1 stick of room temperature butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 container low fat greek-style yogurt
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup wheat bran
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
preheat oven to 400 degrees
Beat butter and brown sugar in an electric mixer until light and creamy – about 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine flour, bran, baking soda, and salt and set aside. Add egg, honey, and yogurt to butter/sugar mixture and beat until combined. Stir in raisins, then add the flour/bran mixture and stir to combine. The mixture will be fairly lumpy.
Butter or line a muffin tin with muffin liners, and fill each liner to 3/4 fullness. Bake at 400 until lightly golden on the top – 15 to 20 minutes.
These muffins are delicious. Delicious just as they are. Delicious with a pat of butter. Delicious with some jam. Just plain delicious. And considering they are filled with fiber and just over 150 calories a piece, they should fit perfectly into any January plan you may have.
Happy Monday, friends!