Date or Raisin Bran Muffins

         Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Muffins, Bread, Breakfast

1 c Wheat/Oat Bran cereal 1 c Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 c Seedless Raisins * 1 Large Egg 3/4 c Milk 2 1/2 ts Baking Powder 1/4 c Granulated Sugar 1/2 c Chopped Walnuts 1/4 c Vegetable Oil * Finely chopped pitted dates may be substituted to get Date Muffins. Mix cereal and milk. Let stand a few minutes until most of the milk is absorbed. Grease 12 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a medium-sized bowl. Stir to mix well. Add dates/raisins and nuts; toss to mix. Add egg and oil to soaked cereal and beat well with a fork. Pour into flour mixture and stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Drop batter into prepared pans, filling each cup half to two-thirds full. Bake about 30 minutes, or until browned. Remove from pan and serve hot with butter and jelly or preserves. From The Redbook Bread Book and Farm Journal's Complete Home Baking Book.