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Pioneer Muffins
   

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 3 Hours–minimum

Bake Time: 30 minutes

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup boiling water
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup sugar + 2 1/2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cups buttermilk (or substitute 1 1/4 cups milk + 2 Tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 1 2/3 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/3 Cups Bran (we used 1 1/3 Cups All Bran Cereal and 1 Cup Raisin Bran Cereal
 
Assembly is fast and easy on this tasty bran muffin recipe, but you do need several hours minimum for the batter to chill before baking.
 

Directions:

 
  1. Add baking soda to boiling water and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Continue beating while you add the eggs.
  4. Slowly mix (just until moist–batter will be lumpy) in the buttermilk, flour, and salt.
  5. Slowly add the soda water.
  6. By hand, gently fold in bran.
  7. If desired fold in walnuts and/or dried fruit.
  8. Cover bowl and refrigerate muffin mix for 3 hours (it’s best when refrigerated overnight).
  9. Spoon approximately 1/8 cup mix into well greased muffin tin or cupcake liners.
  10. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  11. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Optional:

  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup chopped dried fruit of your choice

Associated Lessons:

"Handcart Courage”

 

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