Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins

  • 30MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 74KCAL

This slimming friendly Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe uses 5 Scan Bran crisp breads which keeps the calories down. They are also full of fibre, so they are filling and better for you than traditional muffins made with refined flour

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories74
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein4g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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These slimming-friendly Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins make a great treat and are perfect if you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers. If you’ve never heard of Scan Bran before, let us explain.

Scan Bran is short for Scandinavian bran crispbread. This particular crisp bread is made from unprocessed wheat so it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. They are an excellent source of fibre and can be used as a crispbread alternative, as a breakfast topping or even used in baking.

These crispbreads may be healthy but they’re not exactly winning any awards for flavour, so we looked for a way to make these hard, tasteless pieces of cardboard into something a bit more palatable.

One recipe that kept coming up was Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins so, after substituting a few things, and adding some extra ingredients to give it that Pinch of Nom twist, we came up with these, and we think you’ll really like them.

The first thing you need to do when you are baking or cooking with Scan Bran is soak the crispbreads in boiling water until they are soft. You then need to drain them off and squeeze out any remaining liquid. This isn’t a very pleasant experience, but bear with it, it will be worth it in the end!

What diets is this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins suitable for?

This Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins?

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Our sweetener of choice is Sukrin 1 which is a natural, granulated sweetener (just like sugar) that has none of that horrible, artificial taste.

That being said, you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality, granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket including Canderel Sugarly and Natvia.

If you’re using powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners can weigh less.

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You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK.

You can also pick up Natvia as an alternative to Sukrin.

How many Calories are in this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins?

There are 74 Calories per portion in this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Soak the scan bran in boiling water until it is soft, drain and mash.

Step 3

Beat the eggs, then add the sweetener and whisk until dissolved.

Step 4

Add the cocoa, chocolate extract, ¾ of the broken biscuit, all but 7 marshmallows and the Scan Bran, then mix well to combine.

Step 5

Divide the mix between 7 muffin cases and bake for 20-30 minutes until firm. They should be spongey when you press down lightly and spring back.

Step 6

Let the muffins cool, then mix the Sukrin icing sugar with 1- 2 tsp of Choc Shot and 1-2 tsp of tepid water. Stir until smooth and glossy.

Step 7

Spread the icing on top of each muffin and top with 2 halfs of a marshmallow and a sprinkle of broken biscuit.

What could I serve alongside this Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins?

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How do you know when Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins is cooked?

Bake for 20-30 minutes until firm. They should be spongy when you press down lightly and spring back.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins in the fridge?

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins in an airtight container for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins

This slimming friendly Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe uses 5 Scan Bran crisp breads which keeps the calories down. They are also full of fibre, so they are filling and better for you than traditional muffins made with refined flour
  • Prep Time
    30 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 74
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 5 Scan Bran
  • 3 eggs
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 60 g granulated sweetener approx 4 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract or essence
  • 12 g mini marshmallows cut in half
  • 1 malted milk biscuit
  • 1 - 2 tsp Sweet Freedom Choc Shot
  • 3 tbsp Sukrin icing sugar
  • 2 tsp water

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Soak the scan bran in boiling water until it is soft, drain and mash.
  3. Beat the eggs, then add the sweetener and whisk until dissolved.
  4. Add the cocoa, chocolate extract, ¾ of the broken biscuit, all but 7 marshmallows and the Scan Bran, then mix well to combine.
  5. Divide the mix between 7 muffin cases and bake for 20-30 minutes until firm. They should be spongey when you press down lightly and spring back.
  6. Let the muffins cool, then mix the Sukrin icing sugar with 1-2 tsp of Choc Shot and 1-2 tsp of tepid water. Stir until smooth and glossy
  7. Spread the icing on top of each muffin and top with 2 halfs of a marshmallow and a sprinkle of broken biscuit

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Laura MatherSaturday 30th September 2017

Does this recipe use ‘normal’ size muffin cases, or mini ones? Thanks.

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