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Banana Nut Muffins with Bran

Look no further for I have found the perfect breakfast muffin!  It is healthy and taste fabulous. Yes,  I would put it right up there with the best banana nut bread I have ever made.  It is just that good!

When bananas start to go bad I peel them and place in a freezer bag.  The freezer does some kind of magic to the bananas.  It’s almost like the best banana liqueur that exists.  In other words freezing really develops their flavor.  Frozen bananas that were calling out to me, “Use Me, Use Me!” started this whole search for a recipe using bananas, buttermilk, and bran buds.  This is what I found.

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Blueberry Bran Muffins

For the past three weeks I have received these beautiful frozen blueberries in my CSA box.  They have been sitting in my freezer calling out to be included in some recipe.  Now these are not blueberries that you will find in the frozen section of the grocery now or fresh ones that you might find shipped to us from across the sea.  These are gargantuan blueberries from this past summer right here in my area of Georgia.  We are talking beautiful blueberries, so these muffins were just perfect for them.  They will be great to take to work or eat on the way to the  gym before working out.  And they are fabulous because  I just have eaten one.  WOW!  Continue reading

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Bran Muffins Dianne’s Style

It is the start of a new year, a new semester, new students and new excitement in my classroom.  With all this newness I still have to be organized and ready to go.  I have one day of professional learning and a work day before the new invasion.  This weekend I made my favorite Bran muffins to freeze and have ready for breakfast.  These are great muffins and they make a lot!  I mean a lot!  One of my very dear friends and her daughter brought food over when my daddy died 3 1/2 years ago.  JHM  made the best meatloaf and  these muffins.  Of course I had to have the recipe.  It came from her Aunt Dianne.  I have added a little to it, but here it is for you to enjoy.  By the way the batter will keep for up to six weeks in the refrigerator.  I always get rave reviews when I have guests for breakfast and bring these things out of the freezer and pop them in the microwave.  YUMMY!

Start with 3 cups of all-bran cereal

5 cups of bran flakes

Add 1 quart of buttermilk to the cereals and let it sit for about 30 min.

Mix together 5 cups of plain flour, 5 teaspoons soda, 2 teaspoons salt and 3 cups sugar

whisk together 4 eggs and 1 cup of oil

Add eggs and oil to cereal and buttermilk mixture. Stir!!

Add dry ingredients and stir!!!

 I usually put cereal and buttermilk in a huge Tupperware bowl, then measure dry ingredients in a separate bowl,  and eggs and oil in a measuring cup.  I do all the mixing in the Tupperware bowl.  Store the mixture in the Tupperware bowl for up to six weeks.  Because I was taking photos just look at all the bowls I used and my dishwasher was already full!

Too many bowls and not enough washers!

 Here is where I changed Dianne’s recipe a little.  Really I just added a few goodies.  As an afterthought I wish that I had added a little cinnamon with the apples and raisins.  These muffins are almost like apple cake without the frosting! 

I took out some of the batter,enough to make 24 muffins.  I didn’t measure it, but I am guessing it to be about 6 cups.  My medium mixing bowl was about half full.

Added about 1/2 cup of raisins

1 medium apple diced

Fill muffin tins and ready to bake for 15-20 min. at 400 degrees

Ready to eat or freeze for later!

Here is the recipe ready for you to make and enjoy!

Bran Muffins

  • 5 cups bran flakes
  • 2 cups All bran
  • 5 cups plain flour
  • 5 teaspoons soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 1 cup oil

Soak cereal in buttermilk for about 30 minutes.  Add eggs and oil.  Stir in flour, sugar, soda and salt.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 -20 minutes.  Mix can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

Happy cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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