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Apple Bran Muffins

Meet the Cook: This recipe dates back to when our two girls - now 15 and 12 - were in preschool and it was my turn to bring a snack for the class. My husband especially asks for the muffins in winter. Crafts and reading are my hobbies. -Nancy Brown, Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 24 standard-size muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 large golden Delicious apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups All-Bran
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a skillet, saute apples in butter until tender, about 10 minutes. Combine cereal and water in a large bowl; stir in buttermilk, eggs, sugar, raisins and apples with butter. Combine dry ingredients; stir into apple mixture just until moistened. Refrigerate in a tightly covered container for at least 24 hours (batter will be very thick). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Editor's Note: Batter can be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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