"Piehole" in Midwestern means "mouth," as in "Shut your piehole." Preferably we shut it on some tasty home cooking. We love to grow, market, buy, cook, bake and grill so we can feed our faces, chow down, pig out, scarf & whatnot. I'm a born Midwestern home cook posting foods and recipes that show up in front of me, because like all Midwesterners I eat what's put in front of me. Pull up a chair. What can I get you?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oat Bran - Applesauce Muffin Recipe, and Oat Bran as a Cereal

One day I substituted Oat Bran for the oatmeal Dr. Oz told me to eat for breakfast, and discovered that Oat Bran is cheap and makes a delicious creamy hot cereal taking far less time to cook than Irish oatmeal, steel-cut oats, or that throat-choking horror, wheat bran, that makes food taste like Metamucil. On the back of the Hodgson Mill Oat Bran box is a recipe for delicious muffins and I made them, and this is it:

Oat Bran and Applesauce Muffins (makes 12)

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 cups Oat Bran cereal
1-1/2 cups white flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs or 4 egg whites (liquid egg substitute is okay)
1 cup applesauce, chilled
4 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or grease the muffin tin. Blend together dry ingredients. Add eggs, applesauce and vegetable oil. Mix until will blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

It's baking season!