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Refrigerator Healthy Grain Muffins

It's hard to believe summer vacation is nearly over and it's time to think about school lunches and breakfast that can be eaten on the way.  Put together this grainy good muffin mix in just minutes and keep it refrigerated for up to six weeks.  Add your preference of fruit as you bake them up.

  • 1 cup boiling water 
  • 1 cup All Bran Cereal
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 cups / 1 pint / 473 ml buttermilk
  • 1/2 large orange, peel and pulp (remove peel with vegetable peeler to use,  remove the white part of the orange peel and discard)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup 7 grain cereal ( I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins  (optional /omit if you are planning on adding fresh fruit just before baking)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  1. In a large bowl combine boiling water and All Bran and allow to cool.
  2. In blender place all the wet ingredients with the sugar, orange and orange peel, blend until smooth. Stir into All Bran mixture.
  3. Stir together dry ingredients, and add wet ingredients, stir until combined.
  4. Add in raisins or nuts if desired.
  5. Store refrigerated. 
  6. Fill greased muffin cups or paper liners 2/3 full, layering in a bit of chopped fruit. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.  


  1. They look scrumptious! How many would this recipe make?

    1. I'm not 100% sure but I think about 4 dozen. I always just make a few at a time so I lose track of how many I've made.

  2. For the 7-grain cereal, is Red Bob the same brand as Bob's Red Mill?

    1. Yes, you are right and I've corrected the name of the brand in the list of ingredients. Thank you.

  3. I'm saving to make later! They look delicious.


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