These are delicious and healthy muffins, and easy to make. Served with a nice hot coffee or tea and a slice of cheddar cheese, they are one of our comfort foods. If anyone knows what MOLASSES is called in Albanian (if there is a word) and if it's available somewhere in Tirana, I'd really appreciate it. For now I have a carton of it from Canada but it's getting low!
Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
Grease standard size muffin tins or line with paper cups.
Whisk together in a large bowl:
2 cups flour
1.5 cups oat or wheat bran
2 TBSP sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Beat in another bowl:
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg
2-4 TBSP butter, melted
Add to the dry ingredients and combine with a few swift strokes. Fold in, before the dry ingredients are entirely moist:
1 cup raisins (or chopped walnuts)
Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve hot or let cool.
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