Monday, March 25, 2013

Muffin Recipe….

As promised, here is my bran muffin recipe.
I was never a bran muffin fan, until someone shared this recipe with me. It will change your life! Not really, but it is good!
2 cups Bran Flakes
2 cups Shredded Wheat
1/2 cup boiling water
Pour water over cereal.
5 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
5 tsp. baking soda
Sift dry ingredients together.
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
Mix well; Add to dry ingredients.
1 qt. buttermilk
Add to flour and egg mixture. Mix well. Then add cereal.
Fill greased muffin tin or cups 3/4 full of batter.
 Before baking, top with a mix of chopped pecans, slivered almonds, brown sugar & old fashioned oats.
Bake 375* 15-20 minutes.
Muffin mix can be kept in fridge up to 1 week.
I usually let the mixture sit in the fridge for an hour or so, just so the ingredients have time to meld together, then I just cook what I need and put the batter back in the fridge for the next batch. The longer it sits, the better it gets.
You'll notice that I did not give amounts for the topping. I just kind of judge the amount. You could ommit the topping altogether, if you prefer.
I hope you try this recipe, and if you do....I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I am over visiting from Down To Earth Blog - I had to visit your blog because your name is the Our Little Red Salt box and my blog name is 'The Little Black Cow Blog' .
    Just had a lovely time reading over your posts!

    1. How cute! I love the name of your blog. My 3 year old granddaughter and I have really been enjoying our visit with you and all the animals. We'll definitely come back often.
      Thank you for taking the time to visit with me. I love hearing from new folks.
      Are you also in Australia?
      Have a Blessed Easter Weekend!

  2. This looks many muffins does it make? I am also visiting from Down to Earth. I just love Salt box houses....I am originally from Massachusetts ....currently making the best of it in Maryland. looking forward to reading more of your lovely blog .
    I don't know how to sign in using my name.


    1. Thank you Cyndie. It's so great to meet you. This recipe makes about 36 muffins, depending on what size you make. I make larger ones, so it makes less. What part of Mass. are you from? I have always been facinated with the historic parts of that state. I am so in love with the Colonial style of living. We are going to build our little red saltbox this summer. The one you see here on my blog is our inspiration house. We are hoping that when you walk inside, once finished, it will be like stepping back in time. We can't wait!
      To sign in using your name, just click on the button that says, "Join this site", and you will be prompted from there. You may need to have a google account, but that is free. I got one, so I could join some blogs. Would love to have you as a member!


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