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A Pail Full of Bran Muffins

Pail Full of Bran Muffins

A Pail Full of Bran Muffins are a classic recipe straight from Grandma’s recipe box!  Keep the batter in the fridge for up to two weeks and bake fresh muffins as you want them.

Pail Full of Bran Muffins

A Classic Bran Muffin Recipe

I imagine almost every family must have a classic bran muffin recipe tucked into their recipe boxes somewhere!  This recipe came from my mom’s recipe box and I can remember eating these muffins when I was a kid!  Now I make them for my family.  Everyone needs a reliable bran muffin recipe! 

Pail Full of Bran Muffins

Bake Delicious Muffins When You Want Them

The best thing about this recipe is that the batter can stay in your fridge for up to 2 weeks (I like to use it up within a week though).  This is great because you can bake fresh muffins whenever you want them.  You can even have a warm-straight-out-of-the-oven-batch ready for breakfast.  Bake a batch today.  Bake one tomorrow.  And the next day.  SO good. 

Pail Full of Bran Muffins
Pail Full of Bran Muffins

Bran Muffin Recipe Tips:

  • Bran:  You can use bran flakes or All Bran Buds for this recipe.
  • This batter will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  Just keep it in an air tight container and use as needed.
  • Stir the batter before making a new batch.  You will notice that the top of the batter may look a little dark, but that’s ok, just stir it up.
  • Sometimes I leave the raisins out of the original batter and just add them right before I bake a new batch.  The raisins tend to get a bit bloated the longer they sit in the batter in the fridge.
  • You can get about 36 medium sized muffins from this batter.
  • Use muffin liners in your muffin tin for this recipe (I just removed them for these pictures, but I always use muffin liners).
  • Once the muffins are baked, they freeze well.
Pail Full of Bran Muffins
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Pail Full of Bran Muffins

A Pail Full of Bran Muffins


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 36 muffins 1x

Description

A Pail Full of Bran Muffins are a classic recipe straight from Grandma’s recipe box!  Keep the batter in the fridge for up to two weeks and bake fresh muffins as you want them.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bran
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin liners.
  3. In one bowl combine the buttermilk and bran. Let sit for about 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, both sugars and vanilla.
  5. Then stir in the bran mixture and raisins (see notes above about the raisins). Mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  7. Combine the bran mix with the flour mix.
  8. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.

Notes

This batter can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. So you can bake as big or small batches as you would like! All together, you can get about 36 medium sized muffins from this batter.

  • Category: Baking

Keywords: bran muffins

(Recipe from my Mom)

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Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Banana Berry Bombs

Banana Berry Bombs

Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Have a delicious day!

Note:  The original post was published July 2011, but I have since updated it with new images.  Same great recipe, just better pictures!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    July 6, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    I say keep doing your awesome recipes! I always look forward to them AND your beautiful food pics 😉 Bran muffins are a must with a morning cup of coffee!

  • Reply
    Stephanie @ henry happened
    July 7, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    I’m with Lindsay – I love your recipes! Man, I wish my mom had made muffins. I’m not even sure what bran is, LOL 🙂 How do you buy it?? But I should probably figure it out & start getting my kids to love it!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    July 9, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Hi Joanna,
    Girl, you could sure bring me a pail full of those muffins anytime. With that buttermilk and all those wonderful flavors this is a great muffin! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply
    www.StarHughes.com
    July 9, 2011 at 5:28 AM

    Yum! I love bran muffins, and I love the feeling that I’m being healthy eating them too!! Great recipe!

  • Reply
    Dori Lacroix
    July 26, 2020 at 7:16 AM

    Good morning Calgary! A new fan from Ottawa, I just recently discovered your site. I’ve made the bran muffins three times now (1/3 recipe ) and it sure is a keeper. I’ve shared it with three friends whose families now are smiling. I’ve added cinnamon to mine and also soaked the raisins as per another comment.
    I will be trying more of your recipes for sure. Thanks 😊

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      July 26, 2020 at 2:43 PM

      Hi Dori! So nice to meet a fellow Canadian! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, and thank you so much for sharing it with your friends!

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