6 Week Bran Muffins (Auntie Anne's Muffins)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are the original Bran Buds Cereal Muffins that my Auntie Anne made for me years ago and are now known by all as Auntie Anne's Muffins. She has standing orders to have to have the stack of recipes waiting by the door whenever we eat there b/c I'll be asking for EVERY single recipe. She is THAT good of a chef. Batter keeps up to 6 weeks in the fridge! Just the right balance of healthy vs. yummo!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over 1 1/2 coups of the bran buds. Let stand while mixing other ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine rest of dry bran buds, flour, soda, and salt.
  3. In another separate bowl, cream sugar and oil.
  4. Add eggs to this mixture.
  5. Add buttermilk alternately with dry ingredients.
  6. Add the 1 1/2 cups soaked bran buds and mix well.
  7. Store batter in fridge for up to 6 weeks.
  8. Bake as needed in 400F oven.
  9. Bake regular size for 15-20 minutes and mini muffins for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Optional:.
  11. Dip tops in melted butter and then cinnamon sugar.
  12. If you are really trying to be healthy, skip the butter and just dip the hot fresh baked muffins in cinnamon sugar and it will stick.


Most Helpful

I used 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 oil,they are sooo moist.This is a keeper.

NoraMarie November 09, 2008

My family loves these muffins! I make them all the time. very moist!! I use half and half whole wheat flour so they are just a really nice healthy breakfast for the family, and fast.

Angie Dobbels August 30, 2007

I've made this recipe many times--I have five kids and they all love it! I also replace half of the oil with applesauce. I reduce the brown sugar by 1/4 cup and I replace 1/2 cup of the white flour with whole wheat, just to make me feel like I'm being a bit healthier. :) They are super moist and delicious! I like a fresh muffin every day, so for a quick fix, I just place 1/4 cup of muffin batter in a small bowl. Then I microwave for a minute and a half at 50%. Finally, I add a little butter and cinnamon sugar, of course. Yum!

tiptoniowa May 15, 2015

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