unprocessed wheat bran, divided
whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put paper muffin cups into muffin tin.
Mix 1 cup bran with 1 cup boiling water; stir and let water asborb into bran.
Measure and combine flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and butter. Add the moist bran, beaten eggs, remaining 2 cups of bran, and buttermilk; mix well.
Add the flour, soda and salt mixture; stir until well blended. Stir in the raisins, if desired.
Spoon into the prepared muffin tins...I use my ice cream scoop! Bake for 15 minutes.
Hint...since some of us like raisins and some do not, at first I do not add raisins. I fill 12 muffin cups and then add 1 cup raisins to the remaining dough. Then fill the remainder of the cups.
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 8, 2011