September 23, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi


In today’s podcast, LaVon and Miss NiNi share a sensational seasonal recipe! Listen below or follow this link for more:


Apple Cider Bran Muffins


  • 1-1/2 c. whole bran cereal (I used bran flakes)
  • 1 c. fresh apple cider
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c. corn oil
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 2 apples, cored and finely chopped (1 c.)
  • 1/3 to ½ c. chopped pecans, optional


Coarse sugar for sprinkling tops of muffins prior to baking


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly coat inside of 12 muffin cups with baking spray. In a small bowl, combine bran cereal and apple cider; let stand 3 minutes. Stir in egg, oil, and maple syrup; set aside. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, and salt. Make a well in the center. Add bran/cider mixture and stir just until moistened. (Batter will be thick.) Fold in chopped apples and optional pecans. Divide batter equally between muffin cups. (Cups will be very full.) Bake for about 25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of a muffin. Let cool about 10 minutes. Remove from pans; continue to cool.

Yields: 12 muffins

Miss NiNi