So, without further ado, here is how you make the most delicious bran muffins eva!
You will need:
- 2 cups boiling water
- 5 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 quart buttermilk
- 4 cups All-Bran
- 2 cups Bran Flakes
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
NOTE: the buttermilk can be substituted for applesauce to make apple bran muffins, if you so desire. (Also delicious)
Combine water & baking soda; stir until dissolved. Cool.
In a mixing bowl cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour & salt, then add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix well.
Beat in the water/soda mixture.
Fold in cereals and nuts. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins test done.
*Mixture will keep in refrigerator for one week*
Which, to me may be the best part. There are technically only two people living at my house, so if it's just me and my sweetie, then I only have to make a couple at a time. Brilliant, eh?