Date: Fri, 01 Jul 94 07:55:14 PDT
From: Jessica Shawl - MPG (email@example.com)
2 1/4 cup oat-bran 1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup honey ~ 1 cup blueberries
2 bananas 1 1/4 cup skim milk
2 egg whites 2 Tbsp corn syrup
Preheat oven to 425 F. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. The
blueberries too, it keeps them from staining the ingredients. Mash
the bananas in a separate bowl and mix the milk, egg whites, honey, and corn
syrup together, then blend with the dry ingredients. Line muffin pans
with paper baking cups, and fill with batter. Bake about 15 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
***HINTS*** I found that if you try to eat these straight from the oven
they tend to stick to the paper. They keep great for a week though
in the frig without sticking. If you eat 3 of these a day, it is
suppose to be a sufficient amount of oatbran to significantly lower
your cholesterol. So far, I haven't seen much of a difference in my
own, but that is just me and I am still trying. Also, if you use
a 1/4 cup measure to scoop out the batter, it pretty much evenly
distributes the batter amoung the 12 cups.
***Variations**** I have tried the following substitutions in many
combinations and these are still good. raisens instead of blueberries
or no fruit at all, 1/4 c brown sugar instead of 1/4 c honey, no bananas,
one banana, 2 Tbsp of canola for 2 Tbsp of corn syrup although I wouldn't
recommend this for obvious reasons.
Also, you could try 2 cups of oatbran and 1/2 cup apple fiber. I have
not tried this yet, but will the next time I make muffins. I FINALLY
found apple fiber (no, not apple pectin) yesterday at a hfs thanks
to my friend Jen who happens to be on this list!! Apple fiber is an
even better fiber than oatbran, and therefore even better for lowering
LDL and raising HDL!