Friday, March 25, 2011

Refrigerated Bran Muffins

I grew up with my Grandma making these babies and I LOVE them! I tweaked her recipe today by making some substitutions to pack in even more nutrition.

The down side to these muffins is that they required quite a few ingredients that I normally don't have so they were a little pricey.

The upside...they make a TON. You make this recipe, store it in an ice cream bucket and keep it in your fridge for up to 6 weeks. Then every time you want a healthy and filling snack or breakfast just make as many of as little of them as strikes your fancy.

Refrigerated Bran Muffins
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups Kelloggs Bran Buds or Fiber One cereal (the bran cereal that looks like little worms)
  • 2 cups sugar (I used 1 1/4 cups honey)
  • 1 cup oil (or 1 cup applesauce)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 5 cups flour (I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour)
  • 5 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups wheat/bran flakes
  • 2 cups chopped, dry dates
  • 1 cup pecans
 Pour boiling water over the Bran Buds/Fiber One and set aside. Cream sugar, oil, and eggs. Slowly add buttermilk. Add rest of dry ingredients. Add bran mixture, dates and nuts. Store in covered storage container in fridge for up to 6 weeks. Do not stir after it has been put into the fridge. When ready to cook, fill muffin tin 1/2 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.



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