Mormon Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


about 5 dozen

Updated: Jun. 15, 2022
A delightful, moist tasty recipe recreated from memories of my great-grandmother's muffins.—Dolores O'Keefe, Lake Charles, Louisiana


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 4 cups All-Bran
  • 2 cups bran flakes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Combine water and baking soda; stir until dissolved. Cool. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix well. Beat in the water mixture. Fold in cereals and nuts. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until muffins test done.
Editor's Note: Muffin batter will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week.