Using Bran Ideas?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by sarap, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. sarap

    sarap

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    I just bought a big bag of bran and short of bran muffins (which I've already made!) I'm looking for some ways to incorporate this into my baking.

    If anyone has some neat ideas, I'm all ears!

    That bag of bran was a good deal and sure looked a lot smaller at the store!

    Sara
     
  2. chiffonade

    chiffonade

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    I sneak bran into my breads and baked goods.

    Add bran to:

    Whole wheat bread
    Oatmeal Cookies (or any highly textured cooky)
    Carrot Cake
    Add to your cereal
    Add to yogurt with craisins or chopped walnuts

    I make these up once a week, use one every day and have for years. They are great for work:

    Oatmeal Bags
    1/2 cup Minute Oats (not instant)
    2 Tbsp. Bran
    pinch salt
    1 tsp. Splenda or Brown sugar
    1 Tbsp. dried fruit such as Craisins, Raisins or chopped apricots
    1 Tbsp. flax seed
    dash Cinnamon
    (1 diced small apple)

    Place all ingredients in sandwich sized ziplock bags.

    To prepare:

    Empty bag in heat proof cup or bowl large enough to hold all ingredients plus appropriate amount of water. I use the water from the hot spigot at the coffee machine. Some offices have hot water spigots at the sink.

    The amount of water you add...that's up to you. I eat my oatmeal like joint compound and my daughter eats hers like soup. Add as much water as you like, keeping in mind you can add but you can't take it out.
     
  3. sarap

    sarap

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  4. cookieguy

    cookieguy

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    If the bag of bran is going to last you a long time I suggest you keep it in the freezer (sealed) as bran will mold big time. Just take out what you need a little before time; it thaws rapidly.