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Article posted: 4/30/2013 6:00 AM

Raspberry Muffins

4 cups whole wheat flour

cup bran cereal

cup wheat germ

cup oat bran

2 cups packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 oranges, zested and juiced (for 1 cups juice)

4 tablespoons cold butter

2 eggs beaten

12 ounces raspberries

3 ounces chopped walnuts (optional)

Topping

3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons cinnamon

teaspoon ground cloves

4 tablespoons butter melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two, 12-cup muffin tins or prepare with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl combine the flour, cereal, wheat germ, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and orange zest. With your fingers or pastry cutter work the butter into the dry ingredients. Add the eggs and orange juice and stir to combine. Fold in the raspberries and walnuts.

For the topping: In a small bowl stir the sugar, cinnamon, clove.

Spoon batter into a muffin tin until three-quarters full. Brush top each muffin with melted butter and sprinkle on some topping. Bake 25-30 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Serves 24.

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