Nana's Easy Bran Muffins




About: I am a former Geologist who has moved back to Arizona. I live with two pugs (Romper & Murphy) and my boyfriend/husband-critter.

This is another recipe from one of my grandmother's cook books. This is another extremely easy recipe. The muffins last a while when stored in the freezer.

Makes ~ 18 large muffins
Makes more normal sized muffins

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Step 1: Ingredients

1 (15 oz.) box of raisin bran cereal
2 1/2 c. sugar
5 c. flour
5 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
4 beaten eggs
1 quart buttermilk
1 c. vegetable oil

Step 2: Grease and Flour Tins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Grease and flour the tins so that the muffins don't stick. This is a VERY important step to remember.

Step 3: Dry Ingredients

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

This includes: raisin bran, sugar, flour, baking soda, salt.

** My grandmother's recipe called for the flour to be sifted with the baking soda and salt. I didn't do this and the muffins still turned out great. If you want you can try sifting and see if it really changes anything **

Step 4: Wet Ingredients

In another bowl beat the eggs and then add the buttermilk and oil. My Nana's recipe says explicitly to add the buttermilk and then oil.

The oil and buttermilk are immiscible so the wet mix will need to be beaten until the liquids are mixed well.

** see the picture that goes along with this step to check if you have the correct consistency **

Step 5: Mix the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Add the bowl of wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well (don't use a beater - you'll crush the bran cereal).

Step 6: Fill the Muffin Tin

Fill the muffin tins 2/3 - 3/4 full with batter.

Large muffins: Bake 20 - 26 minutes
Normal muffins: Bake 15 - 20 minutes

(or until golden)


Step 7: Storage

You can place the muffins in individual ziploc bags and then place a bunch of them in a gallon bag to be frozen. To eat them after freezing you can thaw or microwave them.



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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago

    do you have to use the raisin bran cereal? because i dont have any at home


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice easy and healthy!

    Thanks for this, easy and delish and, good for the system, is my cup of tea!!

    1 reply

    c. = cup = 237 milliliters
    oz  = ounce = 30 milliliters
    tsp =  teaspoon = 5 milliliters usually you just use a small spoon to measure it out though.