Apple-Raisin Bran Muffins

Beautiful!  Golden copper brown, moist, bursting with flavors of Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves, not too sweet, but not all healthy and Om, Om good!  I am testing out the recipe for my Apple-Raisin Bran Muffins specifically requested by a sponsor for an upcoming healthier Brunch & Learn with ANALI Yoga.  I am happy to say, it was a success my first time out!  I mean, look at it!  #ThingsThatMakeYouGoOom   You will never buy a store-bought muffin again!

Though, I'll tell you a secret:  It's the same recipe as my Banana CocoNut Bread; I just switched out the Bananas for Apples and Bran Flakes instead of Coconut Flakes. Worked beautifully!

Apple-Raisin Bran Muffins

I know, it all seems so intimidating, at least initially.  In the day of being a hard-working mom, I only dreamed of being that mom, who bakes fresh breads, pies, cakes, biscuits and muffins from scratch.  Never knew I had it in me.  I'm 55 and on my own time, now, doing a little of the many things I enjoy - the art in my everyday - and it can get a little crazy - why I call it, MadlyLiving!  Baking is just one of many simpler pleasures I get to share with family, friends and guests.

The wonderful thing about baking is that once you learn the basics - you know what you know and from there, you can go anywhere, try anything new.  I am certain that one day, I will try a 3-tier wedding cake!  WOW, me!  Because now, I have developed a baking confidence and enjoy experimenting, switching out ingredients to work with what I have on hand.  I call it Baking With Chops.  You know the Food Network Show - Chops - where chefs must make something magical out of odd and unlikely food combinations. 

I encourage you to experiment with baking from scratch.  No store-bought can ever taste better than your own!  Anyway, so here's the recipe for Mariby Corpening's Scratch-Made Apple-Raisin Bran Muffins.

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Apple-Raisin Bran Muffins

Drizzled In A Honey-Butter Glaze

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