Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Mom's Awesome Sweet Bran Muffins

My mother has made these bran muffins since I was a little girl. I've always loved them, especially hot out of the oven! So naturally, I had to take her recipe with me when I left home. Now my husband and teenage boys love them like I do.

These muffins are sweet and moist. This is a great recipe to have for baking with storage ingredients. They are also healthy for you, inexpensive, and quick to make. What more can you ask for?!

Mom's Best Bran Muffins

1 1/2 c. millers bran, unprocessed
1 c. milk
1/2 c. honey
1 egg
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 Tbl baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

Combine the bran, milk and honey. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes or more. Then add the egg and butter and beat well. The butter should be softened or melted. Mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Stir the two mixtures together, stirring only until combined. If you want to add blueberries or other berries or fruit, now is the time.

Fill 12 well-greased large muffin cups 2/3 or almost full. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

All of the ingredients in these muffins can, and would be good to have in your storage. I have made them with powdered milk and powdered eggs and they turned out great. I haven't used powdered butter, but I think that should work fine also. Sometimes I use some oat bran. When I made these today, I doubled the recipe (they disappear fast!) and out of the 3 cups of bran, I used 2 wheat bran and 1 oat bran.

I hope you and yours enjoy these as much as we do!


  1. Hi, Susan.
    I don't usually have many comments I can make on recipe stuff, but they sure so sound mighty good!

  2. Thanks Joe! I hope you make a batch and see how mighty good they really are. I made 24 muffins yesterday evening and there are only a couple left this morning!

  3. They look so yummy! Muffins and sweet breads never last long in my household! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Susan, I made your Bran Muffins this morning and I can most sincerely add my praises to yours. They are indeed delicious! Thanks for sharing your Mom's recipe with the rest of us.



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