Saturday, September 25, 2010

3 Giveaways and More

The muffin recipe is a great one and one that allows you to have the fresh batter in the fridge for fresh muffins every morning for a week or more.  The recipe makes 5 dozen good size muffins.  I add lots of walnuts and raisins too. 

Ever-Ready Bran Muffins

5       cups all-purpose flour
5       teaspoons baking soda
2       cups brown sugar
3       cups natural bran
3       cups all-bran cereal
2       cups golden raisins
3       eggs
1       cup vegetable oil
1/4    cup molasses
1       quart lowfat buttermilk
1 1/2  cup water

Combine flour, soda, salt, sugar, bran, raisins into a large bowl.  Set aside.  Whisk eggs with oil and molasses in a large mixing bowl.  Beat in milk and water.  Pour into dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.  Cover tightly and keep refrigerated.  To bake stir cold batter and fill greases tins.  I usually use paper cups.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 23 minutes.

Note:  The original recipe calls for 5 cups all-purpose flour but I use only 3 cups all purpose and 2 cups of whole wheat.  I used to use spelt flour a lot years ago.  It is so much better for you than the all-purpose.  You can substitute some of the oil with apple sauce.  I will add fresh blueberries, cranberries, cherries to the batter just before I bake them.  I don't like the fresh fruits sitting in the batter for too many days.  Dates are good too.  Let the batter sit in the fridge at least 1 day.  I find it makes a moister muffin.  Enjoy!


  1. Yup,I thought the sewing show was a disappointment too. I did buy some fabric but not quilting fabric, decorating fabric from Haberman's for a laptop messanger bag. I was lucky that my friends who I drive every year paid my way in as a thanks for driving. And they pay for parking too. Imagine if you went by yourself, just to get in the door would be $19-. Next year might be a maybe but I say that every year.

  2. WOW I can't imagine putting pins through someone's quilt!! I would have taken it down right then and there!!

    Don't beat yourself up over the gain, I know you don't want to disappoint your team, but I have a feeling that your body was craving those oils and salt, we do need some of that sort of stuff in our diets. I'm sure you will get back into the swing of things :0)


  3. dear nana

    i hope your next time at the gym goes well.
    we love you just the way you are.

    love leah

  4. I saw your comment on another blog so I thought I would check out if you had a blog- which you do and it is a very nice one.
    I am a Western Canadian quilter- you can find my blog here:
    Hope that you will come for a visit.
    Sorry your outing was not the most fun- perhaps next time. It sounds like you are working hard to be the healthiest you can be- Congratulations on doing the things that are good for you- Finding balance is a particular challenge for me- perhaps for us all.
    The muffin recipe looks delicious too.

  5. Your blog is wicked Pauline. Todd and I thought the pictures were good.Keep it up. We enjoyed reading your posts.