Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bran Muffin Recipe

     When my dear missionary-friend came home from Germany on furlough, we traveled to Minnesota to visit.  Every morning, she made these delicious bran muffins.  I felt terrible that she was working so hard to make us delicious, home-made muffins every morning, so I told her that she should stop because we were perfectly happy with cold cereal.  That's when she told me about this recipe, and it's been a family favorite ever since.
     You basically mix up a huge batch of muffin mix, and it stays good in the refrigerator for six weeks.  Personally, I go with the date that the eggs expire.  However, now that my boys are older, we never have a batch last more than a week.  I think this makes about 4-5 dozen of muffins.
     After I dip out the batter into the muffin tin, I add in a few chocolate chips.  I put them on top and squish them down with a toothpick because you should not re-stir the batter.  My kids love finding the chocolate inside.  These are so good for you, and they make a wonderful snack.  However, don't let your little ones eat too many or, well, let's just say that they will have to go potty a lot!  :)
     The day after I got the recipe from her, via e-mail, a different friend sent me the Bran Muffin Joke!  Cracked me up!  Below you'll find the recipe and the joke.

Bran muffin recipe

Step 1:
2 c. 100% Bran
2 c. boiling water

Pour water over bran .  Set aside until cool.

Step 2:
5 c. flour
5 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together in bowl.

Step 3:
3 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 1/4 c. oil
1 quart buttermilk
4 c. All Bran cereal

Cream sugar, eggs and oil.  Add buttermilk and All Bran and mix.  Add Step 2 to Step 3 and mix.  Add Step 1 to the mixture and mix well.  Store in fridge for up to 6 weeks.  DO NOT stir again.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Bran Muffin Joke:

      An 85-year-old couple, having been married almost 60 years, had died in a car crash. They had been in good health the last ten years, mainly due to her interest in health food and exercise. When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion, which was decked out with a beautiful kitchen and master bath suite and Jacuzzi. As they "ooohed and aaahed" the old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. "It's free," Peter replied, "this is Heaven."

      Next they went out back to see the championship golf course that the home backed up to. They would have golfing privileges everyday and each week the course changed to a new one representing the great golf courses on earth. The old man asked, "What are the green fees?" Peter's reply, "This is heaven, you play for free."

      Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch with the cuisines of the world laid out. "How much to eat?" asked the old man. "Don't you understand yet? This is heaven, it is free!" Peter replied. "Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods?" the old man asked timidly. "That's the best part...you can eat as much as you like of whatever you like and you never get fat and you never get sick. This is Heaven."

      The old man looked at his wife and said, "You and your bran muffins. I could have been here ten years ago!

Thanks so much Shelly K. for this yummy recipe!  Many thanks to Sherri A. for the funny joke!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm... bran muffins. Who would believe that something so good for you could taste so good?!