Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Apple Bran Peanut Butter Muffins (& Pancakes)

So it all started when I wanted to make some muffins that were kinda on the healthful side, and found a recipe for just such a muffin.  I already owned pretty much everything I needed to make them, except the raisins which I was happy enough to leave out.  

After I mixed it all together and put the batter into the muffin tins to bake, I had quite a bit left over.  Which led me to wonder how this recipe would translate into pancakes.  I'm happy to report, it translated pretty darn well.  The pancakes were just a little "stick-ish" when you go to flip them, maybe due to the peanut butter chips, but it ultimately worked out just fine.

Smothered with peanut butter, and topped with strawberries and whipped cream, me and the kiddo's thought it was more than fine.  (who knew strawberries and peanut butter was such a great combo!)

And the muffins weren't too shabby either.

This was all made possible by the letter "B".  Just kidding, it was all made possible by the box of Kellogg's All-Bran Wheat Flakes I received as a part of Foodbuzz's Tastemaker program.  Yep, having my fiber and loving it too!

Here's the muffin recipe.  For pancakes, just cook them on the griddle like you would any pancake.
Apple-Bran Muffins
2 cups Kellogg's Bran Flakes
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup raisins (left these out)
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup egg substitute (equal to 2 eggs) (I didn't have any so I used 6 egg whites)
About 1/3 cup peanut butter chips, tossed in flour.

Combine cereal and milk in a large bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, combine flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add raisins and set aside. Combine applesauce and egg substitute and stir into the cereal mixture. Stir in dry ingredients just until moistened. Divide into 12 muffin cups which have been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 400* about 25 minutes, till lightly browned.
Makes 12 muffins. 


Kim said...

"All made possible by the letter B" - you crack me up! Bring on the peanut butter. Sure is a tasty way to get your fiber:)

Mara... said...

Those look good!! The peanut butter on the pancakes just looks divine...I love peanut butter on anything!

Krista said...

I love this idea and this recipe. I'm not sure if I've tried PB and strawberries before, but I'm pretty sure that I'd like it too. I'll have to try these. I'm thinking that I can get some more fiber into my kiddos if I pair it with peanut butter chips for sure! Good call on the pancakes!

Brownieville Girl said...

I suppose if peanut butter and jam (jelly) works - it should work with the real thing!!

Your muffins and pancakes sound delicious - really clever to use the batter for two creations!

Would love those pancakes for my breakfast now ... off to make a slice of toast :-{{

Lara said...

I love the heartiness of peanut butter for breakfast. These look amazing!

♥peachkins♥ said...

It must be soo good to wake up to those pancakes!

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Juliana said...

I never cooked or baked with bran...it sure looks yummie and more importantly healthy :-)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Cool, I think I have all of these ingredients already!

Julie M. said...

Yum! I love the addition of peanut butter chips too. I could eat those by the handful!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The peanut butter chips clinched this one! These look heavenly!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Ohh, I'm loving the thoughts of that strawberry and peanut butter combo. And the pancakes and muffins look awesome!

Bridgett said...

I would be happy to have these for any meal of the day and I love the strawberries on top. This would be so indulgent.

Sweet and Savory said...

What a great combination. I am impressed how you turned the muffins into pancakes.

teresa said...

i feel healthier just looking at them! what a great way to use that cereal, love it!

grace said...

masterful idea, julia! i've never taken a muffin recipe and transformed it into pancakes, but it's clearly an awesome plan of attack. although i tend to just eat those peanut butter chips straight from the bag like candy, they're a great addition!

Mimi said...

Bring on the peanut butter! Very creative turning your muffins into pancakes.

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