Grammie’s Bran Muffins

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my Grammie. Memories of the time we spent together cross my mind daily. Thoughts of Groveton ice-cream bars, the scent of melting butter on homemade toast, chewy molasses cookies, boxes of Apple Jacks(notice how these memories all involve food?!!) all remind me of the wonderful grandmother she was and always will be. I missed her deeply last weekend, and decided I’d cook a batch of bran muffins in her memory. After all, these were just one of her many secret recipes!! If you’re looking for a healthier muffin, look no further! These are full of flavor, fiber, and nutrients. A muffin that fills me up without slowing me down? Yes please! Here’s to Grammie Rowden, I love you.
 

 
Grammies Bran Muffins

1 cup Fiber One cereal
1 T shortening

1 T applesauce

½ cup molasses

2 T sugar

½ cup raisins

1 cup boiling water

1 ¼ cup white flour

1 tsp. Soda

½ tsp. Salt

Directions:
Put 1 cup cereal in a medium sized bowl. Add 1 T. shortening and 1 T applesauce, molasses sugar, and raisins. Pour 1 cup boiling water over this and let set until the cereal is soft. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the above mixture. Put in sprayed muffin cups. Sprinkle sugar on the top of each muffin. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

 

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