Monday, February 20, 2012

Bran Muffins

 I was give some yummy muffins after I had Luisa and they were so good I asked for the recipe, and when I got it I realized something awesome about them. You make the batter once and you can keep it in the fridge for 6 weeks, so every day you dcan just bake some fresh ones without having to do all the work,, just pour and bake.

 I made it early this week and they turned out yummy and two days later I baked some more and they were just as yummy, they are packed with fiber and you can add different things each time to make them less boring. I thought it was worth passing, to me being able to make a warm breakfast on school days is a huge accomplishment.

Here it is, I highlighted my changes and suggestions.
Hope you like them too, love you!

Six Week Bran Muffins
      Susie Herrington

4 cups Bran Flakes cereal
2 cups All Bran Cereal
2 cups boiling water

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
4 eggs
4 cups buttermilk (laban)
1/2 cup (or more) molasses (optional)  I added them and I think next time I'll skip it, it was too sweet for me)

5 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups raisins, craisins, or dates (optional) (these items I am planning to add as I bake them, so each batch has something different. today we made some with chocolate chips to have as a snack and others with raisins for breakfast tomorrow)
chopped pecans (optional)

In a large bowl, put cereals and boiling water. Let stand.

In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in buttermilk. Add molasses. Stir in cereal mixture.

In another bowl, put flour, soda, baking powder, salt and raisins. Mix. Add to batter. Stir to combine. Store in refrigerator. It will keep for 6 weeks.

Fill greased muffin tins to 3/4 full. Bake at 380 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from pan after 5 minutes.

Variations: Brans may be switched to use 2 cups flakes and 4 cups all bran, or any combination to get 6 cups. Or you may use natural bran to replace 1 cereal.

- Belky