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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bran Muffins

Posted by: Lisa
Source:  Not sure!  I got it from a friend, it may be from Kelloggs

Most people..at least people in my immediate world, hear the word "bran muffin" and shrink away with thoughts of digestive health the sole purpose for eating such a muffin.  I made these and caramelized them and fed them to a group of teenagers and my children....and they came back for more!  That is the true test!  They have a terrific texture and I really enjoyed the flavor.  I also made them without caramelizing them and they are still really good.

1 C boiling water
1 C Nabisco 100% Bran Buds cereal
1/2 c shortening ( I used butter flavored Crisco)
1 1/2 c sugar (I used 1/2 brown sugar, 1/2 white)
2 beaten eggs
1/2 qrt buttermilk
2 1/2 tsp soda
2 C Kelloggs All Bran cereal
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp salt
cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top before baking

(if you want, you can also caramelize the muffins!  That is how we like them.  If you choose to do this, you would also need:  2/3 c brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 2 tbsp corn syrup.  Melt these together in a bowl and spoon about a teaspoon or so into each greased muffin tin before you put in the muffin batter, bake as normal.  It adds a nice outer texture that is delicious! I tried putting it on top of the muffin batter instead of inside the muffin cup, that just made a mess all over the top of the muffin pan.)

Pre Heat oven to 400

*Pour boiling water over the 100% Bran Buds in a bowl and set aside.

*Cream shortening and sugar
*Add beaten eggs, buttermilk, and softened Bran Buds

*Add flour, soda, salt and mix
*Fold in the  All Bran cereal

Scoop into greased muffin tins and bake for about 20 min.

I did notice that these do not rise very much, so I would fill the muffin cups 
more next time I make them

(if you are caramelizing them, you would put in the sugar/syrup mixture in first.)

Made in regular muffin tins

Made in larger size muffin tins

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