Bran Flakes Recipes
Margie Said:when a recipe calls for bran?
We Answered:Bran is the outer husk of the wheat berry. It is a by-product of the production of white flour. Whole wheat flour has the bran ground up in it, but white flour has the bran and the germ removed, so you only get the white stuff inside the wheat berry. Bran comes in little tiny flakes, about like coarse sawdust. In fact it has about the same nutritional value as sawdust. It only adds texture and 'fiber', which is good for you.
You might find bran in the bulk section, where it should be super cheap, like 10 cents a pound. If not there, there might be a 'health foods' section with little 1-lb bags of flax seed, oat flour, stuff like that, and you might see a bag of it there, in a bag or a small box.
I once spent some time looking for a recipe for bran muffins but all the recipes I found used bran cereal, which is a breakfast cereal made from bran, not the same thing at all. A mouthful of bran cereal (like Kelloggs All-Bran) tastes good, chewy and tasty, but a mouthful of bran would be like a mouthful of pencil shavings.
Mary Said:recipes for crucnchy-bran flakes?
We Answered:Delicious and Effective Crunchy Raisin-Bran Muffins
3/4 cup bran flakes (crush in ziplock bag)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups bran flakes
1 cup buttermilk (lowfat or other)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used olive)
1 cup flour (wheat or white or combo)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup raisins (can use any dried fruit or fresh/frozen berries-drained)
Makes 10- 12 muffins (2 1/2-inch) or 18 mini-muffins Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Prepare muffin tins (grease or paper-line) Mix"Topping" ingredients- set aside.
In medium bowl, beat egg lightly.
Stir in cereal, buttermilk*, and oil Let rest 5 minutes- stir to break up cereal flakes In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon Add wet cereal mix to dry ingredients all at once Stir just to combine- batter will be thick Fold in raisins (or other fruit) Divide evenly in muffin tins (fill to brim for extra large tops) Sprinkle"topping" evenly on each muffin Bake 20-25 minutes (if using mini-muffins- cook 10-15 minutes)*1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar and enough milk to equal 1 cup may be substituted- let stand 5 minutes to"curdle".
Lawrence Said:I have about 6 boxes of bran flakes does anyone have some good recipes?
We Answered:Use bran flakes in granola!
5 cups rolled oats
1 cup bran flakes
1 1/2 cups sesame seeds, unhulled
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1 cup soya flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup dry milk, non-instant
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1 cup slivered almond, blanched
1 cup sunflower seed
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups dark raisins
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together the first 11 ingredients [the dry ones]. In a small bowl, mix the oil, honey & vanilla, & add to the dry mix, folding it in with a wooden spoon. Spread this mixture onto the bottom of a large roasting pan, & bake it, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/4 hours, or until light brown. Cool the baked granola, stirring it several times, & when cooled, add the raisins.
6Place in tight, glass containers.
Lucy Said:recipe for sweetpotato casserole with bran flakes?
* 4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 2 cups white sugar
* 4 eggs, beaten
* 3/4 cup margarine, melted
* 1 cup evaporated milk
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 2 cups miniature marshmallows
* 1 cup flaked coconut
* 1 1/2 cups crushed bran flakes cereal
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 3/4 cup margarine, melted
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter.
2. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes. Mix together with sugar, eggs, 3/4 cup margarine, evaporated milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, marshmallows and coconut. Scoop the mixture into the baking dish.
3. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
4. In a small bowl, mix the crushed cornflakes, brown sugar, pecans and remaining 3/4 cup margarine. Spread the topping over the baked casserole.
5. Return the casserole to the 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Anne Said:what can I use to season ground up bran flakes, If I wanted to use it in a chicken recipe?
We Answered:Shake 'n Bake
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon corn flake crumbs (try your bran)
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sugar
scant 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
scant 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
2. Prepare chicken following the same technique as described on the box of the original mix using 2 1/2 lb. of bone-in chicken (6 to 8 pieces, with or without skin) or 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, then moisten the chicken with water. Use a large plastic bag for the coating and use the same steps as described on the original package:
"Shake moistened chicken, 1 to 2 pieces at a time, in shaker bag with coating mixture. Discard any remaining mixture and bag. Bake at 400 degrees in ungreased or foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan until cooked through --
BONE-IN: 45 minutes/BONELESS: 20 minutes"