Muffins Rock!

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Years and years ago, a friend made me some marvelous muffins. And also gave me her recipe. It was one of those recipes that you can mix up, cook a batch for breakfast, store the leftover batter in the fridge, then bake a fresh batch the next morning.

In theory, it works great. For this bunch, I baked the entire batch and they were standing around waiting for MORE in about 15 minutes. Or less.

But, in our Empty Nest period, I find this works now. Oh wait. There are 11 grandkids now standing around.

Anyway. This is probably my favorite muffin. Why? It’s jam-packed with all kinds of wonderful healthy goodness…wheat bran, wheat germ, oat bran, pecans, dates…and I sneak in flax seed (milled) sometimes. You can sub walnuts for pecans…you can sub in raisins or any dried fruit for dates.

And, as usual, these are FANTASTIC with a fresh cup of coffee!!!!

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Date Nut Muffins

5 cups flour
2 cups wheat germ
2 cups All Bran cereal
2 cups 40% Bran Flakes (I’ve used Total in a pinch)
2 cups chopped dates (you can buy them already chopped…do it!)
2 cups chopped pecans
5 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 quart buttermilk
2 cups water

Pre-heat oven to 400. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well by hand.

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Fill each muffin cup full. Bake 20 minutes. But…watch them carefully as 15 may be all they need. You can also bake these in the microwave using a Pyrex cup/bowl. You’ll have to experiment on the timing as it’s been a loooong time since I used this method and microwave ovens cooking strength has changed. Use baking spray to coat the dish.

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2 Responses to Muffins Rock!

  1. Fancy Nancy says:

    Very similar to mother’s Six Weeks Muffin recipe. Daddy still makes it and has a muffin every morning! 🙂

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    • The Queen says:

      I never use the same ingredients more than once. Today…I was out of oat bran, so I threw in some oatmeal. I took some over to a friend today and told her they have bran in them so don’t eat them all at once. Might be bad!?

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