The recipe for the bran muffins mentioned here came from Phyllis and they are incredible. I have made these several times and they have been a hit each time. I made them for one of our weekend trips to the mountains and it was nice to have them as another breakfast option.
** A little Side note- Jason and I love to heat the muffin for a few seconds in the microwave then add a little butter before eating it (I feel like Paula Deen by saying that). **
This is the type of Bran I used
POUR: 1 cup of boiling water over 1 cup 100%Bran and set aside
CREAM: 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 scant cup of cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
ADD: 2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups 100% Bran-Let all this stand
SIFT: 2-3/4 cup plain flour with 2 ½ teaspoons of baking soda and add buttermilk mixture. Pour in first mixture of Bran and hot water. Stir together. Add raisins or dates (optional). Grease muffin tins and bake 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 24 muffins. This mixture may be kept in refrigerator and used as needed.