Dolly Madison Muffins

"I haven't tried these but I liked the idea that you make the batter, keep it in the refrigerator, and bake only as many as you want."
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
Ready In:
4-5 dozen


  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 12 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 quart buttermilk (Add the flour and buttermilk alternately)
  • 6 cups Raisin Bran cereal (the cheapest is okay)


  • Mix all ingredients together in very large bowl.
  • Let the batter stand in refrigerator for at least 24 hours before baking.
  • The batter keeps for 4 weeks.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven.

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  1. Tinkerbell
    I'm sorry, I really had high hopes for these muffins. I loved the idea of having the batter on hand for fresh, hot muffins whenever we wanted. The smell from the oven while baking was unique but had a pleasant aroma. The finished product, however, has a very interesting texture. Soft but crunchy inside while the outer crust is crusty & dark. I think the 20 minutes bake time is too long, at least in my oven, & the instructions do not state to spray the muffin tin with non-stick spray but that is definitely needed. I'll be sure to grease my tin next time, as I have 4 weeks of batter to use up. I'll cook them a little less time & maybe try adding some dried berries or chocolate chips to the next batch. UPDATE: 11/26/08 I made these again after adding about 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon & 3/4 cup dried mixed berries (cherries, strawberries, blueberries). I also coated the pan with non-stick cooking spray & over-filled the muffin cups. The batter seems to be a smoother texture after refrigerating for several days. It's still very heavy though & over-filling the cups made for nice plump muffins. (New photo shows the new height.) My family is enjoying these today. I upped the stars to 3 as I will probably make these again but with all the changes I made today. Thank you for sharing, Stacia! Made for Election Eats tag game - October 2008


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