This recipe makes 12 muffins but can easily be doubled. You may also keep the batter in the refrigerator for a week. Be sure to take the batter out and leave it at room temperature for 40 minutes BEFORE baking. They store really well in a sealed container.
50ml + 200ml buttermilk
6ml bicarbonate of soda
125ml boiling water
60ml butter, melted
190ml brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
160ml wholewheat flour
125ml grated carrot
125ml pecan nuts, roughly chopped
Preheat your oven to 220℃ and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cups.
Pour the 50ml buttermilk into a small bowl, sprinkle in the bicarbonate of soda and stir to dissolve. Set aside.
Add the bran to a large mixing bowl and pour over the boiling water. Stir through.
Drizzle over the melted butter and stir together.
Now add the brown sugar, egg and 200ml buttermilk.
Pour the buttermilk and bicarb into the mixture and stir through.|Add the flour, wholewheat flour, salt, grated carrot and nuts and mix together.
Divide the mixture between the paper cups and bake for 20 minutes.
Cool the muffins on a wire rack and keep stored in an airtight container.