Easy Cornbread Muffins

2 cups cornmeal
2 cups oat bran
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
2 cups unsweetened apple juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Stir cornmeal, oat bran, baking powder, garlic powder, and
chili powder together. Add apple juice and stir until just
mixed.

Spoon the batter into 18-24 silicone muffin cups and bake for 30
minutes, or until lightly browned.

Makes 18-24 muffins.

NOTE: The oat bran in this recipe provides soluble fiber that
has special cholesterol-lowering properties.

Recipe adapted from Mary McDougall.

Make Green Onion Cornbread for Southern-Style Cornbread
Stuffing by adding 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced, to the
batter.

Make Mexican Cornbread by adding:
1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced, or 1 small onion, finely chopped
1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, drained or 2 jalapeno peppers, finely
          chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen organic corn kernels