Makes 48 muffins
4 cups what bran flakes
2 cups bran buds
2 cups boiling water
4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups freshly ground wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl pour boiling water over wheat bran flakes and bran buds, and mix well. Stir every few minutes while the mixture cools to room temperature. Add buttermilk, melted butter, applesauce, sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add wheat flour, baking soda and salt. mix well to combine all the ingredients.
The batter can be covered and kept in the refrigerator (we divided these into ziplock bags). To bake, scoop the batter into greased muffin tins, Fill 3/4 full. Bake at 375 degrees F for 14-16 minutes.
My kids eat these like they're cupcakes (can't say I blame them). These are FABULOUS!
(Although..next time I think I'll add a few raisins... just to mix things up.)
If nothing else, eat these little guys if you need a little "regularity" in your life. :)