Chocolate Chip Bran Muffins

These muffins happen to be one of my most favorite “healthy” muffins. Now just because I call them healthy does not mean they lack in flavor.  They are full of whole grain goodness that gives them plenty of flavor. The peanut butter gives it a light nutty flavor. The chocolate chips really give this muffin a lovely chocolaty boost. 

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If you want to make them a little healthier see my notes at the bottom of the recipe. I have experimented with a bunch of different ways to make this diet-friendly as possible but keeping them flavorful. 

Chocolate Chip Bran Muffins 

1 cup all-purpose flour or wheat flour 2 tablespoons and 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1 egg
1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 cup and 2 teaspoons milk
 1 teaspoon baking soda 1-3/4 cups and 1 tablespoon bran flakes cereal
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons and 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter

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In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter and oil until combined.

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Beat in the eggs and milk. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cereal and chocolate chips.

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Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

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Bake at 400 degrees F for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

NOTES:

Substitute Honey for Sugar

Substitute Applesauce for Oil

Add nuts

Substitute Raisins for Choc Chips

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