Ingredients to make good bran muffins include wheat bran, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg and brown sugar. The recipe also calls for vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Raisins may be added to the muffins before baking.
To make this recipe for brand muffins, set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease or line a muffin tin. Before starting, mix 1 1/2 cups of wheat bran and a cup of buttermilk together and allow the mix to sit for about 10 minutes. While it is sitting, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, one egg, 2/3 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract are blended. At the end of 10 minutes, both mixtures are mixed together and set aside.
A cup of all-purpose flour, a teaspoon baking soda, a teaspoon of baking powder and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt are sifted together, then mixed with the wet ingredients. If raisins are part of this recipe, they are added at this point, too. The batter is then divided into muffin tins and baked for 15 to 20 minutes. To check if the bran muffins are done, a toothpick may be used. Stick the toothpick into the center of a muffin and pull it out. If it is free of batter, the muffins are done.