Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Simply Delicious Muffins

For a little while I had been  asking my mom to give me the Bran muffin recipe that she always used while we were growing up. When we were about to return to Peru, she dropped by one day and gave me this awesome recipe (that she got from my Auntie Anne) and her copy of Better Homes New Cook Book. I was very happy as her copy is twenty some years older than mine and has more "from scratch" recipes, which you need if you are living in a developing country.

The past two weekends I have prepared this yummy muffin recipe with my three girls and we thought that we would share it with you, so that it might become one of your family favourites as well.

Anne Nadeau's Bran Muffin Recipe 

Oven Temp 400*F
Cooking time 20 minutes
Yields 5 dozen muffings

Dry Ingredients
In a very large bowl mix together all dry ingredients
5 cups of Flour
1Tbsp Salt
3 cups All Bran Cereal
3 cups Natural bran
5 tsp Baking Soda
2 cups Brown sugar
2 cups Raisins (optional)

Wet Ingredients
1 cup Vegetable oil
3 Eggs
1/4 Molasses
1quart Buttermilk (If you don't have buttermilk use 1/4 vinegar and the rest whole milk. Stir and allow to sit 5 minutes before using)
1 cup Water

Wisk eggs, oil and molasses together in a large bowl, beat in buttermilk and water. Pour over dry ingredients and mix very well.

Cover mixture tightly and keep refrigerated for a least 24 hours. This mixture can be kept refrigerated for up to six weeks if stored in a well sealed container. (We go through a batch in a week making a dozen muffins each morning)

To bake, stir well and fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes at 400*F.
Measuring the dry ingredients.

Wet ingredients after wisking
Pour wet ingredients into dry
Well mixed
Pour mixture into a sealable container to set for 24 hours prior to baking
Can be stored for up to six weeks in a well sealed container
The reward, freshly baked warm muffins each morning. Yum...

1 comment:

Rhonda LaBatt said...

Brenda, your muffins look so yummy! :) Our family is currently in Lima completing our adoption of our Peruvian daughter Savina. If time allows, we would love to meet you, and have our three girls play with other girls their ages! We think your ministry is a beautiful thing, and would like to know more about it. We are currently doing our home placement week, but will be here until July 2nd. You can contact me at rrlabatt@cox.net. Rhonda LaBatt :)