- 6 cups bran cereal (not flakes)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 quart buttermilk
- Combine cereal and water; let stand 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in cereal mixture. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes. Yield: 5-6 dozen.
Reviews forEasy Bran Muffins
"This is my go to recipe for bran muffins. My husband thought he disliked bran muffins until I made these--but I cut the recipe in half since there's only two of us. I always add ingredients to it such as cinnamon, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice, instead of water I sometimes soak the bran in my fresh orange juice and include orange rind. I usually include raisins or crasins. The possibilities are endless and oh so good. I take along extra refrigerated batter on motorhome trip and feel like Betty Crocker on the road!"