You may have noticed…I’m a big fan of breakfast.  This recipe is one of my favorites because I can mix it up anytime and the batter will last up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator, yielding hot healthy muffins even on hectic school mornings. It’s a great use of the buttermilk powder in my food storage too.  I don’t buy cartons of buttermilk anymore.  Powdered buttermilk is the way to go!  No waste–just mix up what you need–and I love that I always have some handy when I have a craving for this muffin recipe!


5 cups raisin bran cereal

4 cups flour (you can use half whole wheat)

1 cup wheat germ

5 tsp. baking soda

3 cups sugar

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup oil (or 1/2 cup applesauce + 1/2 cup oil)

4 beaten eggs

1 quart buttermilk (I use powdered buttermilk)

Mix dry ingredients. Add liquids. Stir very well. Cover and keep in refrigerator in large Tupperware container for up to 6 weeks.  Bake at 400 degrees in sprayed muffin tins for 20 minutes.

You can also add chopped apples, blueberries, or dried fruit to the batter right before baking.  I sprinkle the chopped apple on top and press into the batter.  You don’t want to mix fruit into the big container of batter because it will brown before you use the whole batch. Add just before baking.

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2 Comments to “A Bran Muffin Recipe for Busy Moms”

  1. Cathy says:

    This sounds delicious, but I am wondering how many muffins the entire recipe makes. Since we are only two at my house, I think I would have to make a smaller batch. Do you have any idea about the yield of this recipe?

  2. Shelley says:

    Made these muffins Sunday morning for breakfast and took the rest to church after. They were gobbled up and everyone loved them. Definately another keeper. Thanks Kim

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