Pineapple Raisin Bran Muffins

This is a really hearty breakfast muffin recipe that isn’t too sweet, and gets most of its flavor from fruit.  I think it kind of takes the right set of taste buds to think that raisins, pineapple, and bran all sound good – but if you read this and think that might be a winning combination, then I think you will just LOVE this recipe!

Pineapple Raisin Bran Muffins at happyhourprojects.com

It’s one of my favorites, though I don’t make it often just because there are lots of other more universally-loved classic recipes (like blueberry, banana nut, or pumpkin muffins – THOSE are my go-to entertaining recipes).  But I was in the mood for a really good bran muffin today, so I thought I would share!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Pineapple Raisin Bran Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
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Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ c. milk
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. honey
  • 6 oz crushed pineapple (the small sized can) in juice OR 1-1/2 c. crushed fresh pineapple
  • ½ c. raisins (4 oz. - this is the equivalent of 2 individual boxes)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter (melted)
  • 1-1/2 c. bran cereal (like Fiber One, or Kellogg's All-Bran Original)
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
Instructions
  1. Grease muffin tins or line with papers.
  2. Plump your raisins by placing in a microwave-safe bowl and cover them with water. Microwave on high for about 1 minute, and allow to sit and absorb the water while you mix your ingredients.
  3. Beat together egg, sugar, pineapple, milk, honey, and melted butter.
  4. Stir in cereal, and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to absorb the liquid and soften. I use this time to preheat my oven to 375F.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into your egg mixture until well-blended.
  6. Drain your raisins and fold them into your batter.
  7. Add to muffin cups. Optionally, you can sprinkle a little bit of dry cereal on top of the batter for looks.
  8. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until the toothpick test comes out clean.

Adrianne

Comments

  1. Sylvia says

    Adrienne, I’m not surprised people love these, they are so full of sugar, (well, fructose), that they would become addictive unless you could make a serving only 1 muffin….
    I Love this site I think you are really amazing, but why do you have the font in this space so damn small!! Some of us do have not so good eyesight, you know!! How about taking pity on us & getting your Webmaster to make it larger!! lol…
    To fix up the typos, I had to have my nose about 1 inch from the screen, as I just could not read it!!
    May I suggest next time, instead of honey, use Rice Malt Syrup, (no addictive fructose) , & instead of the brown sugar, use a Stevia product, also, try not using dried fruit, as dried fruit is just like eating concentrated fructose! Not sure what to use here, maybe those dark coloured dried apricots, (sulphur free, too)…just s few, chopped….
    Otherwise, they sound really nice,, just be aware that really ripe fruit (like pineapple/apples/bananas)….has a higher fructose content, too, can make a diabetic’s reading spike real quick…
    I Love your bracelet patterns, thank so much for sharing them….
    Peace & Love, dear to you & the family..
    Sylvia xx
    In Sydney, Australia…

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