Buttermilk Raisin Bran Muffins
This Classic Buttermilk Raisin Bran Muffins recipe (with nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, or coconut) makes 4 dozen! You may also enjoy these Sour Cream Bran Muffins Recipe!
Great ready for delicious Raisin Bran Muffins, the best bran muffin recipe! The buttermilk batter can remain in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks! Or, try these Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins!
Buttermilk Raisin Bran Muffins
You can add in optional favorite ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, or coconut.
Friends, I do enjoy our little mountain home so much. I love the brightness, the windows, the feel of a “great room” where we can all be together, and the overall coziness.
My friend Jenny came for the weekend, and we lucked out on Saturday with a warm day and gorgeous weather, starting the day off with these delicious Raisin Bran Muffins!
If you’re wanting to make moist buttermilk muffins–this Buttermilk Raisin Bran Muffins recipe is waiting for you! (His nose in everything! Read more on Alder the Whoodle.)
Life is not a dress rehearsal
William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage,” and the metaphor of life as a theatrical performance has been around for a long time.
A more modern take might be, “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”
What does this mean? Life is short, live each day fully, how can we make a difference and show love to all, be giving, thankful, and generous, with a servant’s heart. I also try to explore, if even a little, each and every day.
Being in nature just slows you down, giving you time to reflect, give thanks, and talk through life–if you’re hiking with a friend.
Dillon Falls, Bend, Oregon
You earn that right to talk through life. A thoughtful person is wise with their close friendships, and it’s a privilege to spend this time together. Talking through life means having friends you can confide in, share with, pray for, give advice, encourage and listen. This time we enjoyed hiking Dillon Falls outside of Bend, Oregon.
Hiking gives us plenty of time to listen to each other, but I also love to be in nature by myself, to be silent and listen to God.
A friend recently shared her experiences with me, of her family, and life in general. I loved the words she shared, that have stuck in my mind for days now.
Your blog for the past 2 and a bit years has been such a breath of fresh air and encouragement to me to keep me where I need to be. I know so many people are called to different things, but for me I appreciate your creativity, wisdom and encouragement to enjoy my family, the house God has given me, and these precious times that will never be again. This is for sure no dress rehearsal.
Our moments together are present and real. I like to think of wasted words and energy, possibly even gossip, turned instead to intentional, life-changing encouragement and hope.
I love it when I actually learn more about life, listening to some of my wise friends.
Surrounding ourselves with good people is part of being intentional with every moment that we’ve been given. And we can then pass that goodness and wisdom on to others.
Raisin Bran Muffins
For breakfast, I love to pull these Buttermilk Raisin Bran Muffins out of the freezer.
This is a base recipe that you can add your favorite ingredients to, like cranberries, blueberries, raisins, currants, nuts, and even chocolate chips.
My friend, Kristi, drizzles honey on them when they are hot out of the oven!
My mom made these muffins when we were growing up. She’d keep a giant bowl of batter in the fridge, and we’d whip up a whole fresh muffin tin every few days. Don’t forget the buttermilk batter can remain in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks!
Let me add, they are so good, you can’t stop at one.
Great for overnight guests, or for freezing and taking for gift meals (if you participate in meals ministry).
More muffins & treats:
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins or Whole Grain Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies.
You can try Healthy Apple Bran Muffins [Rachel Cooks] or Bread Machine Recipe for 100 percent Whole Wheat Oats [Kalyn’s Kitchen].
Get the Recipe:
Buttermilk Raisin Bran Muffins
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 7 1/2 cups 15 oz POST Natural Raisin Bran cereal
- 1 quart buttemilk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, beaten
- Optional ingredients: cranberries, blueberries, raisins, currants, nuts, and even chocolate chips.
- Honey, for drizzling
- Blend flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cereal.
- Add buttermilk, oil, and eggs, and blend until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not stir batter again. (Mixture may be stored, covered, in a nonmetal bowl in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks:)
- With each batch, add your favorite optional ingredients: cranberries, blueberries, raisins, currants, nuts, and even chocolate chips.
- Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- Optional: Drizzle the top of muffins with butter, or butter and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar - before baking. OR, when hot out of the oven, drizzle with honey.
Can I sub wheat bran? If so it’s finer so do you know the measurement conversion? Thank you!
Hi Ashley, I’ve never tried anything other than what the recipe calls for. Let us know if it works!
Can I use melted Crisco instead of vegetable oil?
Hi, Jane. I’ve never used shortening for this recipe – only the vegetable oil. Let me know if it works!
This recipe is the very best!
Thank you so very much!
How much extras can you add? 2 cups?
Yes, that’s about right. I always mix it up with new extras! SO good.
I used up stale Raisin Bran and had to buy more for the three times I’ve made these. I always add more raisins. The recipe does keep for six weeks. Love this!
I absolutely love making these muffins! I actually started making them in 1996. These muffins are delicious . ? Can anyone give me the nutritional and calorie count for these?
I love seeing you two dear ones together! And my mom used to make these exact muffins too! Delicious
Thanks Myrna! :)