Dad’s Refrigerator Bran Muffins
On a visit to my parents last week, I discovered these amazing Bran Muffins that my 86 year old Dad has been making recently. He’s always cooking something special, making homemade jams from his grapes, and taught me a lot of what I know around the kitchen. These Muffins are WONDERFUL. Give them a try!
This makes a large amount of batter, but it lasts in the fridge for about 4 weeks, just use an ice cream scoop to make as many muffins as you want anytime you want …I placed mine in two 2-quart Jelly Jars. One for me, one to share with my daughter.
2 cups boiling water
2 cups Kellogg’s All-Bran Bran Buds
1 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 beaten eggs-or 2 eggs+2 tablespoosn flax seed and 6 tablespoons water
4 cups buttermilk
5 cups flour
5 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups Kellogg’s All-Bran Original
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Blueberries or Raisins Optional. I top each muffin with Raisins, like Dad does.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the boiling water and All-Bran Bran Buds. Set aside. In a mixer, cream the shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Then alternate adding buttermilk and flour and baking soda. Pour in the bowl with the Boling water and All-Bran Buds and mix. Fold in Kellogg’s All-Bran Original and cinnamon. Using an ice cream scoop, fill greased, paperlined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Store the rest, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Thanks for sharing, Bobbie Dee! As I lost my 89-year-old Dad in January, and Susan lost her 87-year-old Dad in 2011 (both actively living life until the end), we know how you are relishing this time with your Dad. Blessings and love,
Thank You, Randy! It’s been quite a life change, parents aging, daughter moving out. It is important to cherish the good times, always. Hugs to you and Susan!