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Orange Bran Flax Muffins

Recipe courtesy of the Flax Council of Canada

Whole oranges give these muffins a wonderful flavor. For chocolate lovers, substitute organic chocolate chips for raisins.

Makes 18 muffins

Ingredients
1 ½ cups oat bran
½ cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
½ cups organic raisins*
2 whole oranges, washed, quartered, and seeded
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Herbel Select milled flax seed
1 cup natural bran
1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, milled flax seed, bran, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda. Blend well.
  4. Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until well blended.
  5. Stir in raisins.
  6. Fill paper lined muffin tins almost to the top.
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean. 
  8. Cool in tins 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Nutritional Facts (1 muffin):
Calories: 275
Protein: 6.1 g
Carbohydrate: 44.5 g
Fiber: 5.7 g
Fat: 11.5 g
Cholesterol: 23.6 mg
Sodium: 236 mg
Potassium: 439 mg
Folate: 54 mg