Easy Bran Muffins
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.
- 6 cups bran cereal (not flakes)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup butter, 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 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 109 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Feb 4, 2010
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!