March 26, 2010


1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups bran
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon DeKuyper's Butterscotch Schnapps
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 egg
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped (or chopped fruit)

Sift together flour, soda and salt. Combine with the bran. Add remaining ingredients. Do not overmix.

Pour batter into greased and lightly floured muffin pans and bake at 425°F for 25-30 minutes or until done.

About 1 dozen large muffins depending on pan size.

Substitutions: Vanilla, dark rum or maple walnut extract may be used in place of schnapps; molasses can be omitted or substituted with brown sugar. Pecans can be omitted; chopped or dehydrated fruits can be added instead, such as chopped apples, Craisins, chopped raisins or dates. Yogurt or buttermilk can be used in place of or combined with milk.

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