Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Refrigerator Bran Muffins Recipe

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Melanie B62


My mom made these frequently when I was a kid. The batter can last up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator and you can bake them as you need them. Most Saturday mornings she we would have a group of friends over for coffee and these were always a hit.
If your family likes them double the batch.

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3 c
all bran or bran buds
1/2 c
shortening (margarine, or oil will work
1 c
boiling water
2 c
2 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
2 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
raisins optional


1/2 c
1/2 c
white sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
5 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
hot water

How to Make Refrigerator Bran Muffins


  • 1Combine bran and boiling water. Add shortening, eggs, and buttermilk. Mix well. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until combined.
    Put in greased muffin tins. Bake at 375° for 15-20 min. or until done.
    This mixture keeps in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Best if used 3-4 weeks.
    Serve warm with honey or cheese.
  • 2(I have a recipe that also adds drained fruit cocktail)
  • 3I have recently come across a glaze that is added to the bottom of the muffin tin. I plan to try this next time I make them. Add one Tablespoon of glaze and spread it around the sides and bottom.

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About Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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