I had some bran sitting around the house and a lime that needed to be used. So I figured I’d combine the two and make the Husbands favourite muffin. Can you believe that? his favourite muffin is bran? When there is a whole world of muffins out there you could have! Ach who am I to tell him he can’t have that as his favourite.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually quite like Bran Muffins. They are tasty and not too bad for you, but as a favourite? Nup, give me blueberry or banana walnut….mmm yum yum. Add the lime too it? Ick, I am not a lime person, however, for the person you love you create these things don’t you?
These were beautifully light as usual, I love the texture of them. The crust was something new for me to try out though, and it worked well. I could’ve just chopped off the top of the muffins and ate them all to myself. Love it!
Lime Bran Muffins with Pecan Crust
1 ½ cup wheat bran
1 cup butter milk
1 cup flour
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ t vanilla
1t baking soda
1t baking powder
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 cup ground pecan
½ cup raw sugar
Preheat oven to 190C
Grease and line muffin tray
Mix together bran and buttermilk and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Beat together oil, egg, sugar, vanilla and add to milk/bran.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and zest of the lime. Stir all together. Add the lime juice, mix again.
Put in muffin tray.
Mix together pecan and sugar
Add a spoonful of crust on to each muffin.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.