If you were looking for a healthy Amish Friendship Bread muffin recipe, this is it! We came up with this recipe on a chilly winter morning, and it hit the spot. These Blueberry Oat Bran Amish Friendship Bread muffins are great for breakfast and are bursting with fiber and flavor.
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1½ cups oat bran
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups applesauce (sweetened or unsweetened)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups fresh blueberries (if frozen, bring to room temperature first and drain well)
- ½ cup granola for topping
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large bowl, mix the oat bran, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a medium-sized bowl, blend starter, applesauce, egg, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Fold wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Fold in the blueberries.
- Grease muffin pans. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
- Sprinkle tops of batter with granola, tapping with the back of a spoon to make sure the granola sticks to the batter.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
From Kitchen Friend Rachel Love Verbois: "We make these with wheat germ instead of oat bran. They're amazing! I use a straight 1:1 substitution of wheat germ for oat bran."
There are so many easy ways to vary this wonderful recipe. Try substituting mashed bananas in lieu of applesauce (you’ll need about 4 large bananas), use egg substitute, add nuts, try different fruit like raspberries or whole cranberries.
From Kitchen Friend Rachel Love Verbois: “We make these with wheat germ instead of oat bran. They’re amazing! I use a straight 1:1 substitution of wheat germ for oat bran.”
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