Banana-Ginger Bran Muffins Recipe
1 1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed (about 3 large ban
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar, plus
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 cup oat bran
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp margarine, melted
1/4 cup crystallized ginger finely chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 peel of 1 lemon grated
1/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp powdered sugar
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp lemon juice
1. Spray muffin tins with a nonstick vegetable cooking spray; set
2. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed combine the banana,
egg whites, brown sugar, melted margarine, vanilla and lemon peel.
3. Sift together the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking
powder, soda, salt and ground ginger. Stir in the oat bran. Slowly
add to the banana mixture, beating just to blend. Stir in the
crystallized ginger and raisins 4. Spoon into the prepared muffin
tins and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven 20 minutes or until the
muffins test done. Remove the muffins from the tins and place on a
5. Stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze.
Immediately brush over the hot muffins. Let cool a few minutes before
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