grandma’s muffins

grandma’s muffins

Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Oh, the smells and flavors of family recipes! This month my grandma would have been 91 years old, and I’ve been thinking of her {and her recipes} a lot. These muffins came to mind, and I dug around a bit in my box of her recipes {sometimes I can hardly believe I have it! Such a treasure.} and found it – the recipe for grandma’s muffins.Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less TraveledGrandma was an RN, and she was a firm believer in keeping everything “moving” ….and these muffins are some that I remember being a staple. {these, and her getting after grandpa for drinking too much coffee or using too much salt – “Jerr-ry!” :D}
Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled They are just a simple bran muffin, and best served warm with a thick swipe of butter.Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less TraveledGrandma would top each one with a half of a pecan – a lovely touch. I remember Grandma loving the lovely touches, especially in the food she made.
Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled When I found the recipe, I was a bit surprised to see that it was one that she had gotten from a friend – but only a little. :) Sometimes the best recipes are from friends, aren’t they? Also, I’m not sure why they are called “6-week Bran Muffins”. Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled Grandma's Bran Muffins | The Path Less Traveled

These are quite simple to whip up, and freeze well.

6-week Bran Muffins

  • 3 cups bran cereal {grandma used All Bran}
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup shortening {I used oil, grandma noted that she used margarine}

Mix above and let cool.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 quart buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour {I used whole wheat}
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pecan halves for topping, optional

Mix everything together, and bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Makes 30 muffins.

Remember, they are best warm! With butter! But don’t eat too many at once ;D

 

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