Recipe for a quick breakfast (OTHER than cereal!)

When we were growing up, my mom used to make yummy bran muffins for us, but at some point along the way, she misplaced the recipe. Recently an old friend of hers brought her some muffins- and it was the very recipe we'd all loved so much! The great thing about this recipe (other than how yummy they are!) is that you can store the muffin mix in your fridge for up to 6 weeks! I love this- this recipe has come in handy when I have a meal but no bread- I just grab the tupperware out of the fridge and drop them into muffin cups and voila!- muffins! Or for a quick breakfast for my family- this is great.

Here's the recipe:
6-Week Bran Muffins

7 cups raisin bran cereal (personally, I don't love the raisins, so I use regular bran flakes)
5 cups flour
1 cup honey
5 tsp. soda
2 tsp. salt
1 quart buttermilk (or 4 cups milk w/ 2 Tblsp. vinegar mixed in)
1 cup veg. oil
4 beaten eggs
1/2 cup molasses

Stir dry ingredients. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Store covered and use as needed. Keeps 6 weeks.

Prior to using mix from fridge, stir well. Fill muffin cups 2/3 cups full.
Bake @ 400 for 15-20 minutes (in my oven, 14 min.)


I love a little variety, so... this is what I do when I'm ready to make some. I pull out the big container from the fridge, and pour what I think I'll use to make 12 muffins. Then I add stuff to the smaller batch. This is what I've done so far:

-1/2 banana & a drizzle of honey
-2 T vanilla yogurt and 1 T rasp. jam
-1 mashed up pear and 1 T vanilla yogurt

I've yet to try pumpkin, grated carrots, nuts of any kind, cream cheese (!), or other fruits (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc), but I plan to! But, even if you don't like a bit of variety like I do, the basic recipe is well worth it! :)


  1. May. 11, 2006 - More yummy food!
    Posted by Michelle
    Erica and I will definitely be whipping these up soon!!!


    May. 12, 2006 - I'm hungry!
    Posted by
    Oh Yummy!
    I will so be trying these. Thanks for the recipe.

    Edited by Dana on May. 12, 2006 at 11:38 PM


    May. 15, 2006 - Thanks, Michelle and Dana!
    Posted by reformingmama
    We really do like these muffins around here! I hope you do, too! You'll have to let me know what you think after you make them! :)


    Jun. 8, 2006 - how many muffins?
    Posted by MicheleinNZ
    I realise that this post is a bit old, but I've just stumbled upon your site. How many muffins does this recipe make? And will it still keep that long with regular milk instead of buttermilk?


    Jun. 9, 2006 - response to MicheleinNZ
    Posted by reformingmama
    I'm thinking I get 4-5 batches (12 muffins per batch) out of this recipe. I've never actually had the muffin batter in my fridge for 6 full weeks, but I've had it in for 2-3 (with milk, versus buttermilk) and it's always been great! Definitely try these... they really are delicious! :) We all love them around here, and whenever we run out of the fridge-batch, I make a new one. We have them that much!
    Thank you for visiting and commenting!

  2. I remember reading this recipe nearly three years ago, and I just made them for the first time this morning! DELICIOUS! This is going to be a staple around here.

    Michele@Philoxenos (formerly MicheleinNZ)


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