In Pembina, North Dakota, Alyce Wyman bakes up these moist muffins with a sweet nut topping. “The original recipe called for bran cereal with raisins,” she says. “But I was out of that cereal one day, so I used plain bran flakes and added blueberries instead of raisins. Now I always make it this way.”
When our daughter Lisa was growing up, she was always eager to help me cook, especially sweets! When her father came in for a late brunch after working hard in the fields, she loved to have these made-from-scratch muffins waiting for him.
These are my husband's favorite muffins so I love to keep them on hand. They freeze and reheat beautifully. Just warm them in the oven for 30 seconds and you're ready to go! —Amber Cummings, Indianapolis, Indiana
When my sister and I spent the night at our grandmother's house, we often requested these muffins for breakfast. Today, I bake them for my kids. The very aroma is a trip down memory lane.—Kris Michels Walled Lake, Michigan
I consider this recipe a blank canvas for different combinations of preserves and zest. The blueberry-lemon is a tried-and-true favorite, but apricot preserves and orange zest or blackberry preserves with lime zest would be fun to try. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts