Refrigerator Apple Raisin Bran Muffins are a morning staple in our house. Easy prep, easy to find ingredients and a breakfast muffin the whole family enjoys. Make this Refrigerator Apple Raisin Bran Muffins recipe your own by adding additional dried fruit and nuts.
When I was in high school I had one job: To get scholarships. It was my job to find the right balance of grades, leaderships, volunteerism and creativity in essay writing to be awarded scholarships to fund my college career.
But what about sports?
Nope… sports was out of the question. I could not run, jump, throw, hit, spike or what ever else athletes did… to save my life. In fact, when I was in middle school I fell on my face jumping over the hurdles.
In front of the whole middle school.
While wearing glasses.
And braces on my teeth.
During field day.
It was my non-athletic nightmare coming true!
So back to scholarships.
Johnson & Wales University is the culinary college I attended and they held a scholarship for incoming freshman. It was a recipe creation competition and I can’t remember all the categories, because that was over 20 years ago, but I do know that I won second place in the conversion category. The idea was to convert a recipe to make it lower in fat and higher in fiber that a traditional recipe. THIS is that recipe. It won me a $6000 scholarship and I am sharing the recipe with you for free!
Refrigerator Apple Raisin Bran Muffins Ingredients:
1 20 ounce box of bran flakes with raisins
5 cups of all-purpose flour
1 /2 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Salt
4 Eggs, beaten
1 Quart Buttermilk (or 1 quart milk with 2 Tablespoons white vinegar added)
1 Cup Applesauce (see my free printables for Valentine Applesauce cups)
2 Apples diced
1 Cup raisins
Oatmeal for garnish
Refrigerator Apple Raisin Bran Muffins Directions:
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. (I use a large stock pot)
- 1 20 oz box of bran flakes with raisins. If you can find a box with ‘extra raisins’, get that box. If not, it is not a big deal, I just like a lot of raisins!
- 5 cups of all purpose flour.
- 1 /2 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Salt.
Stir all the dry ingredients to combine.
Add the beaten eggs, buttermilk and applesauce and add to the dry mixture.
Add the raisins and chopped apples to the dry mixture.
Stir until combined completely.
Cover and Chill
Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or even better, overnight. The bran flakes will absorb the moisture of the batter making a delicious, healthy muffin mix.
Spoon the batter into pan sprayed muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.
Sprinkle with oatmeal for garnish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and remove from the pan immediately.
***You can store the batter in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.**
Now you can have fresh breakfast muffins every morning!