Monday, August 22, 2016

NEW Favorite Things Giveaway and Mimi Cafe's Copycat Honey Bran Muffin Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I'm excited to share with you another one of my favorite things and products I would be sad to live without. This giveaway and post is all about muffins. Anyone who follows my blog knows I am a HUGE fan of muffins. I make them on a weekly basis for my kids and I love that they are a healthier snack than many prepackaged items. I always fill my muffins up with bran, wheat, flax seed and other whole grains to help my kids stay full longer. Now, if you are like me and you make a lot of muffins, sometimes it can get frustrating to always run out of muffin wrappers. I hate having to run to a store for one or two things because I always end up spending more than I want to when I shop. So, I have found that buying my muffin wrappers on line is the best and cheapest solution. I now keep hundreds of muffin wrappers in my pantry so I never run out and can make muffins to my hearts content.

Another favorite product is the Excellante 24 Muffin Tin pan. There is never a time I only make 12 muffins or cupcakes. With a large family I am always cooking at least 24 muffins at a time. I LOVE this 24 muffin tin that can cook all of your muffins or cupcakes at one time. No more having to wait for two batches to cook. Get them all cooked and cooling together to save you time.

So, for this weeks giveaway, we will be giving away two packages of the 500 count muffin wrappers as well as our favorite Farberware 12 Muffin Tin. We will ship these to your home on September 1st and can't wait to see who wins. Hope you love these products as much as we do!

500 Count Muffin Wrappers
 {Only $6.49 for 500!}


Farberware 12 Muffin Tin {Currently 52% off--a great time to buy!}

Excellante 24 Muffin Tin  {Pan is on sale for 32% off--ONLY $12.88}

Now...onto a delicious muffin recipe since we're talking about muffins. Who doesn't LOVE the bran muffins sold at Mimi's Cafe? If you haven't had them, you are missing out. They are amazing! They are extremely moist because the muffins are lined in this sweet glaze that makes them to die for. If you are a muffin fanatic like I am, I can't wait for you to try these! They are bordernline dessert, but oh-so worth every calorie!! Enjoy :)

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Mimi Cafe's Copycat Honey Bran Muffins 

2 1/2 cup bran flakes (like raisins bran or straight bran flakes)
2 eggs
1/2 cup baby carrots
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 Tbs. molasses
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. orange zest
2 cups flour
2 Tbs. milled flax seed (optional)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Glaze:
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbs. butter, melted
2 Tbs. honey
2 tsp. hot water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, add the bran flakes, eggs, baby carrots, vegetable oil, and raisins and blend until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a bowl. Add to this mixture the brown sugar, honey, molasses, water and orange zest. Whisk together until smooth. Add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. If the mixture is too runny, add a little more flour to the batter (depending how much moisture is in your carrots and raisins can vary--so just add enough flour so the mixture is a regular muffin consistency). Once the batter is finished, let it rest for a few minutes while you make the glaze. In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, honey and hot water. With a pastry brush, brush the bottom and sides of each muffin tin with this glaze. Pour the batter into each muffin tin about 3/4 full. Put the pans in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center is set. The muffins won't get really tall and that's okay because you are going to invert them anyway. Once the muffin is cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 2-5 minutes. Once the muffins have cooled slightly, cut around each muffin with a sharp knife. Remove the muffins from the tins and turn upside down on a plate to serve.

8 comments:

latanya t said...

link to my share https://www.facebook.com/latanya.thornhill/posts/10102738516383138

Megan Lundgren said...

Here is the link to my post. Love Deals to Meals!
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10210327750333906&id=1346305725

Annette said...

https://www.facebook.com/annette.prejean/posts/1273295479356427?pnref=story

Melissa said...

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Yvette said...


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Melissa Storms said...

I shared the muffin recipe and about the giveaway https://www.facebook.com/melissa.storms.56/posts/10157369681870343?pnref=story

Annette said...

https://www.facebook.com/annette.prejean/posts/1276896378996337?pnref=story

Mindy Barnes said...

https://www.facebook.com/mindy.m.barnes.5?fref=nf&pnref=story

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