Not Too Sexy But Still Good All Bran Muffins

adapted from All-Bran

Makes 12-14

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Cost: $1.60

(flour: .15, sugar: .08, milk: .20, oats: .10, banana: .12, peanut butter: .40, egg: .10, chocolate chips: .45-.90)

1 1/2 C all-purpose flour

1/2 C sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/3 C milk

1 C All Bran cereal (I expect that other varieties of twiggy looking bran cereals would work as well, but can't promise that)

1 C rolled oats (I used quick)

1/3 C peanut butter

1 medium banana, mashed (about 1/3-1/2 C)

1 egg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 C dark chocolate (or, heck, regular chocolate) chips--I only used about 1/2 C (it is still prime resolution month, my friends)

Preheat oven to 375. 

In a large bowl, combine milk, All-Bran, and oats. Let this stand 2 minutes so it's nice and soggy. Mix in peanut butter, mashed banana, egg, cinnamon, an d nutmeg. 

Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add chocolate chips. Stir until just combined (You never want to over-mix muffins as it makes the cooked muffin tougher.)

Spoon batter into muffin tin. 

Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool a bit and eat. 

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