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Yours too?? Then take time TODAY to go sign up for a free sample of Fiber One cereal because this giveaway ends tomorrow. And if you think you don’t love bran cereal, try making these yummy muffins with the cereal! My mom made these all the time when we were kids. They are called 6 week muffins, because you can leave the batter in the fridge for several weeks, and just bake a few at a time (or a lot at a time) as you need them.

6-Week Bran Muffin Mix
6 c. bran cereal
2 c. boiling water
1 c. melted shortening or vegetable oil
3 c. sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 qt. buttermilk
5 c. flour
5 t. baking soda
5 t. salt

Pour boiling water over two cups bran and let set till water is absorbed. Stir in shortening. Combine remaining cereal, sugar, eggs and buttermilk; set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl combine all mixtures. Store batter in refrigerator for up to six weeks.

To make muffins; fill greased or paper lined muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. You can add raisins just before you bake them if you like, as well as a sprinkle of sugar over the top of each muffin to coax suspicious kids to take the first bite. (Once they taste ’em, they’ll probably love them!)

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  1. Yum! My Mom used to make these too.

  2. This sounds like my kind of food! Just a question…. what exactly is shortening? And what kind of oil is Wesson oil? I think shortening may be like margerine? Sigh. Being foreign is limiting at times!

  3. shortening….hmm, I dunno…what IS shortening, anyway?? It is a solid fat kind of like lard, but I don’t know if you can substitute lard. A cup of any vegetable oil will work just fine.

  4. Thanks for the heads up AND the great recipe!

  5. my mom frequently had this on hand when i was young. eating plain ol’ fiber one is one of my weight loss secrets. it’s a great food!

  6. Mama Kelly says:

    These sound pretty darn delish!!

    I am always ordering food item “freebies”. They are a wonderful way to fill a hole in the pantry or just to have a few extra items to send off with my daughter to school to toss in the donation box for the local food bank.

    Mama Kelly

  7. Thanks, Mary. I will let you know how they turn out!

  8. Chris Arni says:

    When I make these muffins, I add a cup of chocolate chips to make them extra yummy! Our kids LOVE them for breakfast or snack.

  9. My mom made these, too! She’d sometimes substitute mashed, ripe banana for some of the egg. Raisins are also a yummy addition. :o)

    My grandpa eats Fiber One crushed up with Corn Flakes every morning. Going to sign up now….