Sugarfree Whole Wheat Bran Muffins sweetened with Raisins

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These bran muffins are sweetened with pureed raisins and erythritol.


No refined sugar needed. It is suuuuuper sweet. Maybe even a bit too sweet. Now imagine that, no refined sugar in a bran muffin and it's too sweet.

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These are adapted from Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery. I actually read about it from my two favorite bloggers: first at David Lebovitz and then at Alexandra's Kitchen. I had been looking for a bran muffin for a looong time and when I accidentally stumbled onto it, twice, I had to try it and sugarfree-y(?) it. But also, I bought too many bags of Bob's Red Mill Wheat Bran from Amazon so I have to use them all up somehow!

Do you know I've lived in the Los Angeles area my whole life and I've never been to the La Brea Bakery? I just pick them up at the market. It's super local so I figure it's gotta be fresh.

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David Lebovitz says to make the top of the batter nicely rounded before baking.
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And of course I picked one of the few muffins that were sunken in the middle a bit. Go figure. I'm just so obsessed with the lighting in the house that I don't focus on the actual subject. I gotta stop doing that.
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Craggly tops.. mmm my favorite. Craggly? Is that a word?
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I took the muffins outside to see how the lighting would work out in the yard. On my hand: pretty good but once I put them on a table the lighting and shadows got too harsh. I'll spare you those.

So, these guys followed me around the yard, sniffing furiously and looking cute but of course when I try to take a picture they turn their heads. I should wear some cheese on my head or maybe get one of these: The Best Dog Selfies! Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Stick.
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They're so cute. They're my favorites in the whole world. Seriously. I've never had a dog before and now I'm completely sprung. This boy is my number one. <3

Oh! Raisins are poisonous to dogs!
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Last shot: Nice and fluffy on the inside. And I'm out.


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