Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Make Ahead Breakfast Muffins

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#Harvest15 #felfie #womenofharvest
Me this fall keeping busy driving
 the tractor and catch cart

We have been busy in the field harvesting corn and soybeans for the last week and a half.  That means a few things: A) My blog has been quiet; B) Our house looks like a disaster and; C) I haven't been grocery shopping and have had to get creative in the kitchen.  During harvest, I am lucky that my mother-in-law fixes cooler lunches for all of us while we're out in the field, and for supper, we usually just pick up whatever from the nearest food establishment from the field.  But that means breakfast is on me.  I am a huge breakfast person and I love to mix it up.  I don't like to have the same thing day in, day out, so that is why I love these Six Week Muffins for breakfast!

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Six Week Muffins
6 cups All-Bran Cereal (Kellogg's)
2 cups Water, boiled
1 cup Shortening, melted
3 cups Sugar
4 Eggs, beaten
1 qt AE Dairy Buttermilk
5 cups Flour
5 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Salt

Pour boiling water over 2 cups of bran and let stand for 15 minutes.  Then mix in melted shortening, rest of bran, sugar, eggs and buttermilk.  Sift flour, soda and salt - and add to the rest of the mixture.

Bake muffins at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Recipe makes 4 to 5 dozen muffins.

You may cover and refrigerate the batter up to six weeks for fresh muffins as much as you want.  I usually split the batter in thirds and make 18 at a time every couple of weeks.

I love these muffins because they are a hardy muffin that has a slightly sweet and tangy flavor that is enhanced by the buttermilk.  They are also convenient for you to take on the road (or in the field).  These muffins also use a lot of pantry staples.  All of the ingredients in this recipe have long shelf lives, including the buttermilk.  I actually love keeping some buttermilk in the refrigerator to add a little bit of richness to my baking.

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  1. I have great memories of this same recipe from my mom! She used to make these all the time and they are so yummy!!! Thanks for the reminder!

    1. They are good all year long but I often think of them in the fall!

  2. What a great harvest breakfast! It is great that you can make the batter so far ahead and make the muffins as you go!

  3. Looks great Val!! Love that it can be made ahead of time.

  4. I think I'm the only 34 year old who would gladly shout from the roof top that I adore bran muffins. My mom used to make them and I just love them! And the fact that you can store this batter in the fridge, is awesome. Cannot wait to try these!

    1. I love that you can store the batter in the fridge for so long. My whole family loves them, including my kids!

  5. val, I actually struggle to find things to eat in the morning, or to not dash out the door without eating. I could make this and freeze them and then just grab one! (Commenting as Nicole) :) Jan thanks for sharing at country fair blog party!

    1. Yes you could! They're delicious and a nice, simple, hearty breakfast muffin.

  6. Would cranberries and pecans be good in these muffins? I like to make a giant batch of Christmas naming apple walnut steel cut oats and store in fridge in a container, then everyone can scoop out a portion reheat, add a bit of milk and any extra drizzles or toppings they want, it’s ready in moments

  7. Well I can’t type on my phone clearly! 😂 google just added the word Christmas and naming???

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