Griswold's Bran Muffins

Griswold's Bran Muffins - The original recipe from the famous Griswold's Smorgasbord Restaurants. 

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  • Good for: 18 muffins

Ingredients

 

Muffin Spread:
 
1/4 cup butter or margarine
6 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
 
Muffin Batter:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cake flour
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup raisins
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
3 cups whole bran cereal
1&1/2 cups buttermilk
Griswold's Bran Muffins

Technique

 

To make muffin spread: Cream butter in electric mixer. Gradually bean in sugars. Blend in honey and water and whip until fluffy. Coat muffin tins liberally and evenly with mixture, using about 2 teaspoons per tin.
 
To make muffin batter: Combine flours, sugar, salt, cinnamon and baking soda in medium bowl. Stir in raisins, eggs, honey, oil, and pineapple. Stir in bran and buttermilk and mix until batter is smooth. Do not overmix. Fill coated muffin tins three-fourths full. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. 
 
Remove muffins from tins immediately by turning tins upside down onto cooling racks. 
 
Makes 18 muffins.