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Jean's Refrigerator Bran Muffins

No recipe image available.Refrigerator muffins are all about making the batter ahead and baking a batch when you're ready to enjoy a warm, fresh muffin.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups boiling water
2 cups bran
1 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 quart buttermilk
5 cups all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups bran flakes
Cupcake liners

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl, pour boiling water over bran, mix well, and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  3. In another bowl, cream shortening with sugar. Add eggs, buttermilk, and the bran mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture with bran flakes.
  5. Store tightly in the refrigerator. Bake as needed.
  6. Fill a greased muffin tin or cupcake liners half full.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Makes 5 dozen muffins.