Excited to bring you the first of many scrumptious baked goods by Manface. He has been talking about wanting to bake these Bran Muffins since I met him–saying they are the best bran muffins on the planet–probably because the recipe comes from the beloved cafe where he worked in Reno. I interviewed Manface about why he loves this recipe:
“It reminds me of a time when life was simpler. Before cell phones, before facebook. These ran muffins are the Hephaestus of the pantheon of muffins. They are extreme, not for the light-hearted. Duct tape, a swiss army knife, and one of these muffins would get you through a zombie invasion”.
- 3 oz Bran
- 11 oz Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 oz currants
- 6 oz dates
- 5 oz walnuts (but we used almonds because I’m allergic to walnuts)
- 8 oz chopped pineapple with 1/2 cup juice
- 2 chopped apples
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup molasses
Add dry ingredients together. Hand mix the wet ingredients together. Mix everything together. Makes ~18 muffins.
Manface says you have to eat them with wads of butter or peanut butter and a short double espresso. I ate mine with lowfat cottage cheese. I think I’ve had enough fiber now to last me days.