Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Peggy Reed of Vergennes, Vermont says her granddaughter Kelsey has always loved cooking. At age 4, Kelsey entered Bran Muffins in a baking contest. “The recipe Kelsey used is great for kids. The ingredients are measured in whole amounts,” Peggy explains. “It makes a lot of batter, but it can be stored in the refrigerator so the muffins can be made in batches.” By the way, Peggy also entered muffins in the contest, competing against Kelsey. Kelsey won the blue ribbon and Grandma came in second place! From Taste Of Home 1995
- Combine cereal and water; let stand 10 minutes. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in cereal mixture. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes. Yield: 5-6 dozen. Editor's Note: Batter may be stored covered in refrigerator for 6 weeks; do not stir. Bake as directed.
I just made the first batch, and they're great! I picked this recipe because my 2-yr-old is obsessed with muffins, and I love that this makes such a huge amount and it's a healthier muffin. The toddler has eaten two already this morning and begged for more, and I slapped some butter on mine and enjoyed it thoroughly. If subsequent batches turn out as well as this one, I'll be making this recipe over and over!