Six Week Raisin Bran Muffins

June 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments
Six Week Raisin Bran Muffins

Six Week Raisin Bran Muffins

This is a recipe I have had in my arsenal since forever. I got it from my friend Corrie at work, but since I haven’t caught up with her lately, I have no idea if there’s any other way to give her credit. They are healthy and, to the confusion of both R and myself, really taste better cold. Rare for a muffin. But true. When warm, the bran comes out a little TOO much and it tastes like a whole mouthful of healthy. Cold, you can taste all the individual flavors and they are delicious! Calorie count and cost analysis after the break!

INGREDIENTS:
4 large eggs
1 cup oil
3 cups sugar
5 cups flour
5 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
15 oz raisin bran cereal
1 quart buttermilk

DIRECTIONS:
In a very large bowl, combine eggs, oil, and sugar. You are creating an emulsion here, so wisk fast. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

To liquid mixture, alternate adding flour mixture, raisin bran, and buttermilk, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Mix just until combined.

Bake at 425 for 8-12 minutes (my crappy oven took 16 minutes+)

Makes very large amount of batter (42 regular size muffins, to be exact). If desired, covered batter can be stored in fridge for up to six weeks (YES, really) and used a little at a time. My friend Corrie recommended that you could make a fresh batch every morning for breakfast if you really wanted. Preheat the oven when you get up and prior to the shower. Then pop them in right after the shower and they will be ready when you are done getting dressed.

CALORIES:
Makes 42 muffins at approximately 205 calories each.

COST ANALYSIS:
4 large eggs = $0.33
1 cup oil = $1.71 (I use olive oil from Sam’s Club)
3 cups sugar = $0.67
5 cups flour = $0.53
5 teaspoons baking soda = $0.02
2 teaspoons salt = $0.08
15 oz raisin bran = $4.85
1 quart buttermilk = $2.00
TOTAL COST: $10.19 (That’s $0.24 per muffin … not bad at all!)

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