Bran Raisin Muffins Recipe

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups All-Bran or other 100% bran cereal
  • 1 cup raisin bran cereal
  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 qt well-shaken buttermilk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • Special equipment: a muffin pan with 1/2-cup muffin cups
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter muffin cups.
  2. Whisk together flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, then stir in oats, cereals, and raisins. Whisk together butter, buttermilk, sugars, and eggs in another bowl, then add to cereal mixture and stir until just combined. (Batter will be very thick.)
  3. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup and bake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool on a rack.