Mandarin Blueberry Muffins

Mandarin Blueberry Muffins

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cup oat bran

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange segments, undrained

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray or use paper liners. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, sugar, and baking powder; stir to mix well. Crush the orange segments slightly and add the oranges and their syrup, egg whites, and extract to the flour mixture; stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in blueberries. Spoon into prepared muffin cups and bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.