I have a new favorite muffin recipe. One that my friend Cindy shared with me.

If you know Cindy, you know that there isn’t anything that she makes that isn’t yummy-yummy-good. I love going over to her house for get-togethers. I know the food is going to be good and, most likely, there’s going to be something I’ve never tried before.  Cindy is not afraid to experiment and to share the benefits of her experiments with her friends.  And I am lucky to be one of those friends who gets to eat her goodies.

Like these muffins.

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She said they are called something like “six week muffins” which sounds like they are pregnant, so I don’t think I’ll call them that.

I think I’ll call them yummy muffins.

To disguise a few of the ingredients from my children and emphasize the fact that they are so, so good.

(I won’t tell you how many I have eaten today… but it is >1 and <10 Smile – not really… well, yes, really, but no where close to 10.  that would just be crazy…and I’m not crazy… well, not much, anyway)

I made some in a monster muffin tin – one that makes those jumbo sized muffins. (another reason why eating 10 would just be nuts – and unhealthy)

Those big mamas are going to the kids’ teachers at school tomorrow.  It’s teacher appreciation week so I’m sharin’ the love with some breakfast muffins.

The regular sized ones I’m keeping around here for us to have for snacks, and breakfast, and snacks…and whenever-we-feel-like-we-need-a-muffin-treats.

They’re so good.  And Cindy says they are good for you, too.

I can’t wait to play around with the recipe a little. I was thinking I might substitute applesauce for the oil and maybe add some diced apples next time.  And some apple pie spice.  Or pumpkin pie spice. Or chocolate chips. 

Who knows.

What I do know, though, is that I will be making them again. 

You need to try them. 

Seriously.

Oh, and I guess I should warn you, this makes A LOT of muffins.  I made 12 “regular” muffins and 12 “jumbo” muffins and I still have about enough batter left to make at least another 12-24 muffins.

But, Cindy says that she keeps the leftover mix in the fridge in a sealed container and keeps it to bake with all week.  I guess that is why it is called “six week muffins” but we will never know because the mix has never made it that long at her house and I know that it won’t at mine, either.

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Okay, enough chatter.  Here is the recipe:

Six Week (Yummy) Muffins

1 15 oz box Raisin Bran cereal (I used the store brand)
5 cups self-rising flour
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 quart (4 cups) buttermilk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup raisins or cranberries (or both)!!
1 large can of pumpkin
2 Tbsp cinnamon (I used 2 1/2 Tbsp)
1 – 2 tsp vanilla

Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes.

note:

With the jumbo muffins I made, I dropped the oven temp to 350 and baked them for 30 minutes, just to make sure they cooked inside without burning on the outside.

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