Ice Box Bran Muffins

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Maxine

A co-worker gave this recipe to me over 40 years ago. Anyone that has tasted this bread has always asked for the recipe. It not only freezes well, but it makes a large batch that will keep for 6 weeks refrigerated.

Top Review by Jeff A.

I love these muffins, but like it better by changing the 3 cups of white sugar to 1 1/2 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup molasses?. I also add the rest of the 18.2 oz. box of all bran, about 1 cup. The muffins have a nuttier, richer flavor to me. I also agree that adding the buttermilk and eggs to the crisco makes it easier to get out the lumps.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over All-Bran or Buds and let stand.
  2. Cream together Crisco and sugar and add to bran.
  3. Add the well-beaten eggs and buttermilk and the soaked bran mixture.
  4. Then slowly add the flour, salt, soda and fold in 4 cups All-Bran.
  5. Store in covered container in the refrigerator and use as desired. Improves with age. If you have leftovers, microwave for about 20 seconds. When filling muffin pans, do not stir refrigerated batter. Bake for 20 minutes at 375°. Will keep 6 weeks in refrigerator.

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