Breakfast solved! These Raisin Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins are loaded with honey, chocolate chips, and raisins. When combined, this combination makes for an irresistible, satisfying treat that is actually quite good for you.
Last night, as I watched my husband falling asleep on his chair 😆, I tried to think of something to bake that isn’t really, really bad for you. I had recently made us brownies, and wanted to try to be a healthy redhead this time. So, I looked in the pantry to see what I could find that was somewhat good for us. It was then, that I saw a big box of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran that hadn’t even been opened yet. BOOM!
I looked on the box to see if there were any recipes on the back, but there wasn’t. Then I searched online and a gazillion Raisin Bran muffin recipes popped up. I chose the one that had honey it, which we all know is better for us than refined sugar.
The only problem was that I knew my oldest wouldn’t go near these Raisin Bran muffins unless there were chocolate chips in them, so I ended up just adding in some mini semi sweet chocolate chips. I mean, dark chocolate is good for you, too.
Uhhh…these simple Raisin Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins knocked me off my rocker. I ate one right out of the oven and they were just so good. I think the honey really made them sweet and soft, and the chocolate knocked them out of the park. They just turned out so perfect without much effort.
What I want to know…why the heck haven’t I ever heard of these before? Seriously, one of the best muffin recipes ever, and very basic. Make them soon, and tell me what you think.
TIP: THESE MUFFINS HAVE ONLY 214 CALORIES & 4 GRAMS OF PROTEIN. EAT THEM FOR BREAKFAST AND THEY WILL KEEP YOU FULL LONGER THAN A LESS NUTRITIOUS MUFFIN.
- 2 1/2 cups Raisin Bran (I used Kellogg's)
- 1 1/4 cups fat free milk
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup (or more) mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a cupcake pan with cooking spray, then add 12 cupcake liners, and spray those, too (I used 2 1/2 inch liners).
In a large bowl combine cereal, milk, honey and let stand 3 minutes, or a little more is fine. (I didn't bother with a stand mixture, I just mixed manually.)
In a separate bowl add flour, baking bowder, salt, sugar and mix with a fork.
Add egg and oil to cereal mixture and mix well.
Add flour mixture, and fold into batter until mixed well.
Add chocolate chips and combine.
Add batter to prepared cupcake liners, and it's okay to over flow if necessary.
Bake approximately 20 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Serve warm! Yummo!
Amount Per Serving Calories 214Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 16mgSodium 228mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 4g