Originally I made these as muffins in the oven but I found that making them in the rice cooker they are moister and my kitchen doesn't get so hot.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray rice cooker bowl with cooking spray.

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  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Combine bran flakes, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl; allow bran flakes to slightly absorb the milk, about 5 minutes. Add egg and oil to bran mixture; stir to combine. Stir flour into bran mixture until just combined.

  • Gently fold apple, banana, and raisins into batter. Pour into sprayed rice cooker.

  • Cook in the rice cooker for 3 cycles or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Alternative oven method: pour batter into muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; 8 g total fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 415 mg sodium. 37 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
When I received this recipe in the Newly Published email I was intrigued. The most adventurous I've gotten with my rice cooker was to cook quinoa in it;) I never would have thought about using it for a Muffin/Cake. I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for the taste. The flavor is perfect in the recipe. Though I did have to sub canola for olive oil I was almost out and needed it for dinner. Also because my family hates raisins:( I used dried cranberries. Now my rice cooker apparently has a safety shutoff feature on it and so I couldn't just keep pushing the cook button. I don't know if this is standard or what. But it took me about 4 hours to get this cooked. The first round it was probably about 1/2 cooked. After that first time I had to let the rice cooker cool for about 25 minutes so I could let the cake cook another 10 minutes. It was very frustrating. But this could just be my rice cooker. I don't know. Even though it did finally cook through the top kind of stayed wet a bit. I expected that though. I think next time I'll just use a muffin tin. But it was interesting to find out I can do more than just rice! Read More
(10)
3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
When I received this recipe in the Newly Published email I was intrigued. The most adventurous I've gotten with my rice cooker was to cook quinoa in it;) I never would have thought about using it for a Muffin/Cake. I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for the taste. The flavor is perfect in the recipe. Though I did have to sub canola for olive oil I was almost out and needed it for dinner. Also because my family hates raisins:( I used dried cranberries. Now my rice cooker apparently has a safety shutoff feature on it and so I couldn't just keep pushing the cook button. I don't know if this is standard or what. But it took me about 4 hours to get this cooked. The first round it was probably about 1/2 cooked. After that first time I had to let the rice cooker cool for about 25 minutes so I could let the cake cook another 10 minutes. It was very frustrating. But this could just be my rice cooker. I don't know. Even though it did finally cook through the top kind of stayed wet a bit. I expected that though. I think next time I'll just use a muffin tin. But it was interesting to find out I can do more than just rice! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
When I received this recipe in the Newly Published email I was intrigued. The most adventurous I've gotten with my rice cooker was to cook quinoa in it;) I never would have thought about using it for a Muffin/Cake. I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for the taste. The flavor is perfect in the recipe. Though I did have to sub canola for olive oil I was almost out and needed it for dinner. Also because my family hates raisins:( I used dried cranberries. Now my rice cooker apparently has a safety shutoff feature on it and so I couldn't just keep pushing the cook button. I don't know if this is standard or what. But it took me about 4 hours to get this cooked. The first round it was probably about 1/2 cooked. After that first time I had to let the rice cooker cool for about 25 minutes so I could let the cake cook another 10 minutes. It was very frustrating. But this could just be my rice cooker. I don't know. Even though it did finally cook through the top kind of stayed wet a bit. I expected that though. I think next time I'll just use a muffin tin. But it was interesting to find out I can do more than just rice! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2012
A very interesting bread--it was very moist and came out more like bread pudding! It was a nice fall treat and we will be making it again. I substituted dried cranberries for the raisins. Like another reviewer my rice cooker had to wait about 20 minutes between cycles for it to turn onto "cook" again since it was already so hot. I will make this in the oven next time but will be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
This is a great idea! I have a Pampered Chef rice cooker that is used in the microwave. When it was demonstrated at a party it was filled with cake batter (one mix made by the directions) and you put a large spoon of canned frosting in the middle and microwaved for 10 minutes on high. I have made this several times and it always turns out very good. I am going to try the muffin cake recipe using the same technique. Thanks for a great idea! Read More
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