Bran Muffins
CACFP: 1 regular-sized muffin = 1 bread


Ingredients 36 servings
Bran Flakes 2 cups
Other Bran Cereal (100% bran) 1 cup
Boiling Water 1 cup
Buttermilk 1 pint
Shortening ½ cup
Sugar 1 cup
Eggs, medium 3
Flour, enriched or whole-grain 2½ cups
Baking Soda 2½ teaspoons
Salt ½ teaspoon



  • 1. Combine bran flakes, cereal, and boiling water in a bowl. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in buttermilk.
  • 3. In separate bowl, cream shortening and sugar together.
  • 4. Add eggs to shortening mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add to bran mixture and mix well.
  • 5. Sift flour, soda, and salt together. Stir into bran mixture until just mixed.
  • 6. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Can be refrigerated for up to 30 days or frozen up to 2 months.
  • 7. Coat muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill ⅔ full with batter.
  • 8. Bake muffins 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.

    Note: This is a great recipe that can be made ahead and used up to two months later. It actually improves with age.