Oat bran is the edible, outermost layer of the oat kernel. What’s interesting is that oats have been recognized both as a food and as an herb. Like oatmeal, oat bran contains B complex vitamins, protein, fat, minerals, and heart healthy soluble fiber. Additionally, oat bran can help to reduce the bad LDL and raise levels of good HDL cholesterol.
1 large or 2 small ripe bananas, chopped (not mashed)
½ cups walnuts (or any nut you like)
¾ cup oat bran
1 cups oats
¾ cup apple juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. water
¼ tsp. nutmeg (fresh ground is best)
¼ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
Combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix apple juice, maple syrup, water and vanilla. Mix with dry ingredients. Fold in chopped bananas and walnuts. Spoon into lined muffins pan and bake at 350° until well browned, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
Article and recipe’s courtesy of Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Co-op