Sister Hinckley's Bran Muffins.

A friend passed along this recipe after finding it in Marjorie Pay Hinckley's book "Small and Simple Things." I will be forever thankful and you will be too, if you try it.

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

2 cups boiling water
6 cups Kellogg's All Bran Cereal
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 Cups sugar
4 eggs
1 quart buttermilk
5 cups flour
5 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Pour boiling water over bran cereal in a large bowl. Add shortening. Stir to mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop spoonfuls into muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

The best part about this recipe is that it makes TONS! I use half the batter to bake about 24 muffins. The rest of the batter goes into an airtight container and into the fridge for muffins on demand. Sister Hinckley said she did the same thing and her batter would keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Happy Monday and happy baking, friends!


  1. I've never tried Bran Muffins, but these do look easy and yummy. Thanks for the pass along!

  2. Yum! I may try these out later today.

  3. Those sound really good, I like that you can just stick the rest of the batter in the fridge to make more.

  4. What a great idea to store the batter in the fridge for anytime muffins. Do your children like them?

  5. stepped into anthropolgie. thought of you. wish you were here.


  6. Mmm. Phyllis has a similar recipe in her cookbook, and it was our favorite thing to make on cold mornings in Provo. A tip--we cooked them in a small bowl or mug in the microwave for a minute or two. Delicious, and you could make a single serving.

  7. Thanks for the reminder. We love these warm out of the oven with honey...yum.

  8. I think we could all use a bit more bran in our lives...this sounds a lot like my mom's recipe.

    So sorry that I couldn't help you out today...I really need to get a deep massage on my neck. It is so full of knots that I know that is why I am getting so many headaches/migrains. I took 2 Xtra Strength Excederine and I never do that...maybe that is why I am a bit wired, feeling good and typing a novel on your blog.

  9. Merry Christmas! I loved your Christmas card! Its sad I had mine made a month before Christmas and still didn't get them sent out! Oh well New Year New Goals! :)

  10. Those look really good. I'll have to try and bake them.
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  11. my mom made these for us when i was a little girl and they are sooooo good hot out of the oven. I'll have to ask my mom where she got the recipe too.

  12. yuuuumy. hot muffins and the bran is a total added bonus!

  13. I have loved this recipe for many many many years. They are divine! And healthy. Marshall called them twig muffins and refused to eat them. What does a 6 yr old know about healthy food.

  14. I substituted the shortening though for a healthier oil and they were equally divine.

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