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Trader Joe’s Triple Berry Bran Muffins, reviewed

Trader Joe’s Triple Berry Bran Muffins

I much prefer my homemade bran muffins to just about any bran muffin I’ve either had from a store or made from a mix, but that doesn’t stop me from keeping an eye out for healthy options when they pop up. Trader Joe’s Triple Berry Bran Muffins are a new product I spotted while out shopping last week. I’ve had good luck with some of the TJs mixes in the past, so I thought I’d give these a try. The muffins have whole wheat flour, wheat bran,oat bran and a combination of dried cranberries, blueberries and raspberries.

The directions couldn’t be easier: add two eggs, a cup of water and bake. My baking time was much less than the time recommended on the box. I think I baked these for about 18 minutes, where the box suggests 23-28. The muffins turned out looking just like the photo on the box. They were moist, but had an open crumb and a pleasant bran-y texture. The berries were a nice touch and an interesting mix, although I think that these muffins would be even better if you incorporated some fresh or frozen berries into the mix, as well. They would make them more moist, would boost the berry flavor (which was mild) and would cover up the hint of baking soda flavor that I detected in these nicely. I might also experiment a bit and use milk instead of the water called for in the recipe to give the muffins a slightly richer feel.

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  • dawn
    September 11, 2009

    good to know! I wanted to, but didn’t want to. You know? LOL

  • san diego foreclosures
    September 12, 2009

    This post is so for me. Not only do I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, but that’s also my favorite recipe to play with. I love adding fun ingredients, trying different types of chocolate, candy – even made cookies with marshmallows once, sooooo good Can’t wait to make the next batch with cereal, thanks for the delicious idea!

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    September 13, 2009

    I live to eat chocolate chips cookies. Nice info. Keep it up.

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