Nutella Bran Muffins: A great grab-n-go breakfast!

Nutella Bran Muffins

Nutella Bran Muffins—a moist breakfast muffin featuring 100% bran cereal and Nutella.  It may not sound like a likely pairing, but you will be amazed at how well they go together!  The bran provides a nice boost of insoluble dietary fiber, a must-have addition to a healthy diet.  The Nutella lightly sweetens the muffins and provides a hint of chocolate and hazelnuts.  These lightly sweet, moist muffins make a wonderful grab-n-go option to have on hand when you know you have a busy morning coming up.  A muffin combined with some fresh fruit makes for a filling and healthy breakfast.

Moist Nutella Bran Muffins

Nutella Bran Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

1 1/2 cups 100% bran cereal
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup Nutella
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 12 (2 1/2 inch) muffin pan cups with liners.

2. Combine the bran cereal and milk in a medium size bowl and let it stand for 10 minutes. After soaking, stir in the Nutella.

3. In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and baking powder. Add the bran mixture, butter, and egg and stir until just blended.

4. Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack.

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