Bran Muffins

Breakfast is an important meal of the day – whether it’s cereal, toast, eggs or something else. Mornings when I’m in a rush I hardly remember to grab a granola bar and I find myself eating my other snacks during my morning coffee.

I decided to make these Bran Muffins for something different in my morning routine, especially as the mornings are still cold and I need the extra time to warm up the car!

Ingredients you will need:

  • 3 c. Bran cereal (I used Raisin Bran)
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 c. buttermilk*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking soda


  1. Pour boiling water over 1 cup bran cereal. Let stand.
  2. Mix 2 cups remaining bran cereal, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and oil together.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda & salt.
  4. Combine all mixtures and stir.
  5. Add dates, nuts and raisins (if desired).
  6. Mix together desired amount cinnamon & sugar.
  7. Place muffin mix in pans and sprinkle cinnamon & sugar on top before baking.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

* I actually substituted the buttermilk for 1 cup milk + 1 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar per 1 cup buttermilk called for in recipe.

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