Welcome to day 4 of the week-long Game of Thrones inspired recipe extravaganza being held right here and over at CulturEatz! The inspiration behind the recipe I'm sharing today is obvious for any GoT fan—our sweet little (well, not so little anymore) Bran Stark.
Aside from the obvious play on words, they are dark and sticky—much like the situation that Bran has been in from the moment he climbed that tower for the last time. They are also full of fiber and nourishment. Perfect for tucking away in a pack and taking with you when you're trekking through the cold, rugged, unforgiving North.
Time to prepare for the darkness.
And as the Three-Eyed Crow said to Bran in A Dance with Dragons...
Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong.
Game of Thrones Food Battle
Evelyne – July 10: Blackberry Galette with Red Wine Sauce for a Red Wedding
Heather – July 11: Honeyed Chicken
Evelyne – July 12: Anglesey Eggs for House Banefort
Heather – July 13: Bran Muffins
Evelyne – July 14: tba
Heather – July 15: tba
Evelyne and Heather – July 16 (theme: Oysters, Clams and Cockles): tba
Check out all of the recipes inspired by Game of Thrones on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. I'm also sharing this with Baking Mischief's #AFeastofThrones linkup with Fandom Foodies!
Yield: 12-13 muffinsAuthor: Heather Schmitt-GonzalezPrint Recipe
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 35 mins
- 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup chopped dried dates