My Mama’s Mama’s Bran Muffins

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I was shocked, when someone told me they didn’t like bran muffins. How could they not? They are the most amazing muffin ever. The said person replied with “They’re so dry, and flavourless.”

Well, they just ain’t had one of My Mama’s Mama’s Bran Muffins!

  • Moist
  • Crisp Top
  • Perfect vehicle for butter
  • Or Cheese
  • Molassesey Richness
  • Foolproof

Are you excited yet?

My Mama’s Mama’s Bran Muffins

Cream butter and brown sugar, then add molasses. If you don’t have brown sugar, you can cream white sugar and butter, and add 2 tablespoons more molasses.

Add in your eggs, milk, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and bran…beating together well

Here’s a few switch up hints. I already told you what you could do if you don’t have brown sugar. I go through stages of making these very often, as Cowboy likes to bring a few muffins, slices of cheddar and an apple or can of peaches (Home canned!) for his lunch. I made them yesterday and forgot I didn’t have enough bran until I was well into it. I switched up 1/2 of the bran for quick oats. Still delicious! I substituted 1 cup of the white flour for whole wheat flour. You can’t tell the difference with both of these! Also…Most of my butter was in the freezer and I had just 3/4 cup butter in the fridge. I used 1/4 cup of olive oil to top it up to a cup. Just as yummy!

I used to always make large muffins. Then I got given a box of medium sized muffin papers, and we fell in love with the smaller muffins! More muffin top baby!

And of course, for Mac (cough cough for me) I made some mini muffins! Too cute!

Bake those babies up!

**Update: Thursday July 18th, 2013. Okay…so these have a lot of sugar in them. They’re what I’d call glorified cupcakes. We’ve been lowering the sugar, using whole wheat and soaking the bran, flour and sour milk/buttermilk/watered down yogurt over night to reduce phytates and enzyme inhibitors. It’s on my list to re-do this post and pictures. **

Mom's Bran Muffins

I was shocked, when someone told me they didn't like bran muffins. How could they not? They are the most amazing muffin ever. The said person replied with "They're so dry, and flavourless". Well, they just ain't had one of My Mama's Mama's Bran Muffins!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 muffins
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sour milk
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup bran

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Add in the molasses and eggs.
  • Stir in the milk.
  • Mix baking powder, baking soda and salt into a portion of the flour.
  • Mix in the flour and bran and scrape down sides and mix again.
  • Spoon into muffin papers and bake for 20 minutes for large, 18 min for medium and 12-15 for mini.

Notes

Makes 36 medium muffins or 20 large muffins. Probably about a gajillion mini muffins too.

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4 thoughts on “My Mama’s Mama’s Bran Muffins

    1. Make them dairy free by using oil in place of the butter. Can’t you eat wheat for the next week? Or is your scope tomorrow? Bran is super cheap to buy, like $1.50 for a decent sized bag.

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