This hearty, muffin is a throw back to the early hippie, health food days of 60’s and 70’s when every bakery was expected to feature at least one whole grain, healthy item. The recipe was brought to us in 1987 by 72 year old Ralph Gurule, our first baker. Ralph was a lifelong, old school baker whose son brought him in answer to our ad because Ralph hated retirement. He taught us a lot and we’re sure he enjoyed working with us until he really retired at 76. The original muffin was candy sweet but our customers loved it anyway. We shelved the recipe for years until one of our pastry chefs brought it back to life by changing 90% of its sweetness to fruit sources. The result is a dense, moist, sweet – but not too sweet, tasty bran muffin.
PS: Remember to use a digital kitchen scale. All of our ingredients are measured in weight ounces.