These Six-Week Bran Cereal Muffins require such little effort with the most fantastic results. Bake up the batter all at once or store it in the refrigerator for up to six weeks, making as few or many muffins as you like! Great for on-the-go mornings!
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 25mins
5 1/3cupsbran flakes
2 1/4cupsgranulated sugar
Place bran flakes in the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times until you reach the consistency of breadcrumbs. Transfer to an extra large bowl.
Add the flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Whisk until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, and eggs until combined and smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until evenly moist. (Do not over-mix.)
Transfer the muffin mix to a 1 gallon (or larger) capacity container with a tight fitting lid. Label the container with the date the batter was mixed and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. (Or you can use the batter immediately, making as few or as many muffins as you’d like!)
When ready to bake, give the batter a gentle stir before scooping. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line muffin tins with paper sleeves and fill the wells 2/3 full.
Bake for approximately 15-17 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow muffins to rest in the tins for at least 5 minutes before eating and enjoy!
1. You can easily add in some fresh (or frozen) berries, or chocolate chips. Scoop the batter into the lined muffin cups, gently tucking in your chosen fruit or chocolate, so that the batter doesn’t exceed 2/3 full capacity.2. For mini muffins, you’ll need mini muffin liners. Reduce baking time from 15-17 minutes down to 10-12.3. To store: they will last on the counter in a sealed container for 2-3 days, and up to 7 days if kept in the refrigerator, although will start to dry out. To freeze, let them cool completely, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then transfer to a large resealable freezer-safe plastic bag for up to 2 months. To reheat, place in the microwave for a minute.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.