These muffins are full of nutrient-rich ingredients like goji berries, whole wheat flour, and oat bran, but best of all, they are easy to make and so delicious.
- Nonstick vegetable oil spray
- ½ cup goji berries
- ½ cup golden raisins
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oat bran
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup brown rice syrup or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup unsweetened plain or cinnamon applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the goji berries and raisins, pour the hot water over them and let stand while preparing the batter. This will soften the dried fruit and make them plump.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg, brown rice syrup, vanilla bean paste, canola oil, almond milk, and applesauce. Using a spatula, fold in the dry ingredients until well combined.
- Drain the plumped berries and raisins in a strainer and pat dry with a paper towel. Fold the fruit into the batter to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling the muffin cups to the very top. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until the muffins and golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- The muffins can be frozen in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.