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“Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Pt. XVIII—Multi-Bran, Date, and Carrot Muffins.”

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Chef B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki

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Elemental News of the Day Commentary-Opinion-Sports-Foodservice for Sunday, June 26, 2011 by Chef B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki


 Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Pt. XVIII—Multi-Bran, Date, and Carrot Muffins.”

Bakersfield, CA, 06-26-2011 Su: It’s my turn today to offer a recipe and I have decided to continue on with our Classic Quickbreads and Muffins Series, by offering Pt. XVIII.  The muffin I am presenting is similar to yesterdays but is different in some of its ingredients. I think you will find this one to be both tasty and beneficial to one’s health.  Nowadays, one of the big problems is getting enough fiber as if one doesn’t have enough, their bodies are not as healthy as they should and can be. We feel that if one eats one of these muffins for breakfast and goes out to face his or her day afterward, they will have the energy and the excitement with which to have a very successful day.  You can find the ingredients in most grocery or health food stores so get out the phone book and search out those who have the items you need and go get them!  Anyhow, let’s get started!  


1. Yield: 12 medium-sized muffins.

All-purpose flour

Millet flour

Powdered milk

Baking soda

Baking powder

Kosher salt

Ground coriander

Bran flake cereal

Chopped dates

Grated carrots

Wheat bran

Rice bran

Boiling water

Splenda or granulated sugar

Vegetable oil


Dairy products or fruit juice

Vanilla extract

Orange emulsion

Almond extract

Mashed bananas


1.      Preheat standard oven to 400°F or a convection oven to 375°F.  Spray 12 medium-sized baking cups with PAM or some such other food release spray and then line with paper baking cups. Spray the cups and the tops of the muffin pans with PAM, too, and set aside.

2.      Double-sift the DRY ingredients together and then stir in the cereal, dates, and carrots.

3.      Combine the wheat and rice brans in the bowl of an electric mixer and add the boiling water.  Mix on low speed for one minute until combined and then allow to sit for a couple of minutes; then, begin adding the rest of the ingredients one-by-one, mixing well after each addition, and then fold the DRY into the WET using the least amount of strokes necessary in order to combine the two together.

4.      When the batter’s formed, cover with plastic wrap and place inside your refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Then, remove and scoop batter into the prepared cups up to and over the rims if necessary until all of the batter’s been used up. 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 (350°F for the convection oven) 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 muffins are extremely health-minded, nutritious delights and this recipe will keep your family supplied with wonderful snacks.  This is a recipe you should keep on hand in your recipe books so you can make it whenever you need something good with which to please the family!

Thank you, my friends!

B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki

B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki

Certified Working Chef, AAC, ACF

This is me back in the 1960's when I was a young sous chef working in a local hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  I always loved to cook and apprenticed as a young man which is what most of have done who write for the Elemental News of the Day.  We share a love for the culinary world and do our best to share that love with you. We hope you enjoy it!


END Commentary for Sunday, June 26, 2011 by Chef B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki.

Please note that everyone who writes for the Elemental News of the Day is their own person entitled to their own opinions, attitudes, and insanity so does not necessarily speak for all of us.  Thanks, Stinkbug.


This original essay was authored by the one-and-only Chef B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki.

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



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This is #1293, an 8” x 10" original oil painting by Beverly Carrick entitled, “Red Butte." It's among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, located at http://www.beverlycarrick.com or at Brian Carrick's Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, "Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick." Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and is known around the world. Her work hangs in private and public galleries and is followed by a great many fans that circle the globe. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It's possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the Elemental News of the Day!

Web Pictures I

This is a shot of Brian Carrick on 08-21-1976 at a rehearsal for the Magnolia Hilltop Brewers at Shamrock in Bakersfield, CA.

   This is the beautiful Debbie Kyles on 04-09-1976 at a gig with the MHB somewhere in Kern County, California. She was one of our two principal photographers.

This is a shot of the MHB onstage in Taft, California, on 09-15-1978 doing a gig. In the background is bassist and vocalist, Victor Gaona.

This is a photo of Randall Kyles on 08-27-1976 at a rehearsal with the MHB at Shamrock in Bakersfield, CA.

 This is a shot of bassist and vocalist, Victor Gaona, on 08-20-1976 at a rehearsal of the MHB at Shamrock in Bakersfield, CA.

This is a shot of Victor Gaona's van on 12-17-1976 after it was vandalized by dissatisfied concertgoers at a gig in Eastern Kern County.  We were out in Mojave, CA, all night long.

 This is a shot of Hausmannsbrot at the Stockdale Country Club on 10-18-1987 baked by Brian Carrick. German sourdough rye bread was always popular.



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