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Apricot Oatmeal Bran Muffins

The new Dietitians of Canada cookbook, "Cook!" is out, in time for Nutrition Month! You can buy it on Amazon or Chapters. I have 4 recipes published in this book. This is one of my favorite muffin recipes, from my Great Aunt Joan. I often encourage clients to bake healthy muffins and cookies to have on had for snacks. This recipe is high in fibre and contains no white flour!

Apricot Oatmeal Bran Muffins

preheat oven to 375 degrees F

1/2 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup boiling water
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup chopped dried apricots

1) In a small bowl, stir together wheat bran and boiling water; set aside.
2) In a large bowl combine flour, oats, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.
3) In a med bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg, buttermilk and oil until blended. Pour over flour mixture, along with bran mixture, and stir until just combined. Fold in apricots.
4) Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake in oven preheated to 375 oven for 16-18 mins or until done.

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