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“Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Pt. XVII—Banana-Orange-and-Multi-Bran Muffins

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CLASSIC QUICKBREADS AND MUFFINS, PT XVII

 Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Pt. XVII—Banana-Orange-and-Multi-Bran Muffins.”



Bakersfield, CA, 06-25-2011 S: Here it is Saturday, once again, and I’m here to continue our baking series, “Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Pt. XVII.” Today’s specialty is a favorite of mine and a variation on a classic treat, BRAN MUFFINS, in this case, a “banana-orange-and-multi-bran muffin” that is sure to be both pleasing and beneficial to one’s health.  The wonderful thing about muffins is that they can be very nutritious is if you use only the best ingredients and leave out the bad ones.  This baby is full of beneficial things like bananas, citrus fruits, and different brans which are proven to be good for one’s health.  This is a classic recipe and one that you will enjoy very much. If you’re ready, let us begin!

BANANA-ORANGE MULTI-BRAN MUFFINS





1. About one dozen medium-sized muffins




Qty.
Measure
Item
Other
1.25
Cups
All-purpose flour

.25
Cup
Whole wheat flour

2
Teaspoons
Baking soda

1
Teaspoon
Baking powder

.5
Teaspoon
Kosher salt

.5
Teaspoon
Ground coriander

2
Tablespoons
Powdered milk

1
Cup
Whole bran flakes cereal

1
Cup
Assorted raisins, currants, and coconut

.25
Cup
Oat bran

.25
Cup
Wheat bran

.5
Cup
Boiling water

.75
Cup
Splenda

.5
Cup
Minced orange

2
Large
Eggs

3
Tablespoons
Vegetable oil

1.5
Cups
Mashed bananas

1
Cup
Milk or fruit juice

1
Teaspoon
Vanilla extract

1
Teaspoon
Orange extract or emulsion

3
Drops
Yellow food color

1
Drop
Red food color




Method:

1.      Preheat standard oven to 400°F and spray a muffin pan with PAM, both cups and top of the pan. Line with paper liners and spray those with PAM, too, so your muffins will easily peel away from the paper.

2.      Combine the first nine ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

3.      Next, combine the wheat and oat bran in the bowl of your electric mixer and add the boiling water and blend.  Then, add the remaining ingredients one-by-one and blend well after each addition.

4.      Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Place the muffin batter inside your refrigerator for 15 minutes; then, remove and scoop the batter into the cups until they’re full, even somewhat over the tops.  Shake the pan gently to settle the batter and then place inside your preheated oven to bake on the middle oven rack.

5.      After 10 minutes have passed, reduce heat to 375°F and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes OR until a paring knife inserted into the center of the middle muffins on the rack withdraws clean.  At that point, remove them from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool.  Cool for 3-4 minutes and then de-pan the muffins and either finish cooling or serve while still hot. If desired, dust with powdered sugar for a nice effect.

6.      To save for later, when totally cool, wrap each muffin in plastic wrap and then place inside freezer Zip-Loc bags and freeze.  Baked goods do better frozen than kept in the refrigerator.  In the fridge, they tend to dry out.  Muffins can be pulled out a day in advance and allowed to defrost in the refrigerator or heated up in the microwave oven for immediate use.

These are easy muffins to make and a joy to eat, so don’t be afraid to jump right in and get busy in the kitchen!  The ingredients are easily found in health food stores or on the Internet at Amazon.com.  You would be surprised at all of the wonderful grocery items that the world’s largest online retailer has on its “shelves.” Just go there and take a look and you will be extremely pleased with what you find!

Well, there you go: classy muffins that are designed to save both money and get rid of odds’n’ends that you may have in your refrigerator or on your pantry’s shelves.  Don’t be afraid to substitute things for one item or another, just don’t mess with the basic formula and you won’t go wrong!  See you soon! Bye!

Thank you!

Lilah Paulikovich

Lilah Paulikovich

Pastry Chef, ACF, CEC, CPC, Les Amis de Escoffier Society


This is me as a young chef in the mid-1960's when I was working at the Maui Prince Hotel. I apprenticed under some of the best European chefs back in the day and met Stinkbug, our mentor, on Maui in 1990.


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END Commentary for Saturday, June 25, 2011 by Chef Lilah Paulikovich.

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This original essay was authored by the one-and-only Chef Lilah Paulikovich.

Recipe developed by Chef B. Carrick on May 15, 2007 in Bakersfield, CA.

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   This is a shot of the crowd at the Tehachapi gig on 07-07-1978 in the Tehachapi Mountains. This was one of the best gigs of the year. 

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