Orange Bran Flax Muffins

1 1/2 cups oat bran

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup flax seed*

1 cup natural bran

1 TBSP baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 whole oranges (washed, quartered, seeded)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup canola oil

2 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups raisins**

In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flax seed, bran, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a blender or food processor, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and baking soda. Blend well. Pour orange mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until well blended.

Stir in raisins.

Fill paper lined muffin tins almost to the top.

Bake in (375° F) oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean. Cool in tins 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

*Flax seed may also be ground. Measure first, then grind or mill.

**For chocolate lovers, substitute white chocolate chips for raisins.

Yield: 18 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

SOURCE: Flax Council of Canada