In an effort to eat some things which are a little more healthy during this extensive holiday season, we made some Raisin Bran Muffins in our house – does it ever feel to you like we start the holidays in October and they last through New Years – no wonder we make New Year’s resolutions to get ourselves back on track. One of the ways that my family has often done this is to start by eating some six week raisin bran muffins. Have you ever done these? They taste like morning glory or bran muffins and don’t have too horrible of ingredients. Even better? The batter lasts for six weeks in the refrigerator, so you can bake them as you want to eat them and don’t need to do anything immediately.
Six Week Raisin Bran Muffins
1 (20 oz) box Raisin Bran cereal
5 tsp baking soda
3 c sugar
2 tsp salt
1 c vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
5 c flour
1 qt buttermilk
Mix cereal with raisins, sugar, flour, soda, and salt in a very large bowl. Add oil, eggs, and milk. Allow to rest before use. Store in a covered container and use as needed. To bake, fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
The recipe I have also suggests that to make it a special treat, you can add 1 tsp of melted butter and 1 Tbsp of brown sugar to each muffin tin before adding the batter.