May 3, 2008

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

1 c hot water
3 cups bran cereal (I use raisin bran or what ever I have on hand. I have even used mini-wheats...)
1 c chopped dates or raisins (I have used craisins on occasion)
Pour hot water over cereal and raisins. Let stand while you prepare the remaining ingredients

Mix together (Blender is suggested, I'm too lazy and I dont want to clean it so I just wisk everything together):
1/3-1/2 c oil
2 c Buttermilk or Yogurt
2 eggs
1/3-3/4 c sugar or honey

Combine:
2 1/2 c Whole wheat flour
2 t soda
3/4 t salt

Now combine all three sets of ingredients, just until mixed. Then don't stir it again
Bake at 400 for 15-18 minutes
The batter can be stored in the fridge, for up to a month, for fresh muffins anytime .
If you are super lazy like my I skip the first step and mix everything together the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight and then bake. Works great.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

These are my new favorite muffins. We love them around here. And yes, we go for the super lazy step of mixing it all together the night before and baking it in the morning.

Richard said...

I have a recipe very similar to this. I also add 1 c. grated carrots, 1 c. grated apple and last time I even snuck in a 1/2 cup of broccoli puree.

Richard said...

This is Courtney- I need to sign my husband Rich out. Sorry

Heidi said...

I have been cooking these in my Sandwich maker. they don't turn out quite as light, but I don't have to heat my house up with my oven. It's great!