Sunday, December 22, 2013

Raisin Bran Muffins for a Crowd #SundaySupper

Rain Bran Muffins, warm with spread and a coffee.

It is the week of Christmas and my husband has watched "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" at least four times already. He didn't even wait for me to watch it with him this year. I bet we will watch it together tonight or tomorrow so he will see it at least five times. And this year is no different than others. He loves that movie.

When I think about all of that family showing up for Christmas it makes me start to panic and wonder what I would feed everyone. My kitchen is small and you can't get too many cooks in it. My solution is to have a big bowl of muffin batter ready to plop into tins and bake. First one awake heats up the oven.

This recipe is supposed to last six weeks in the fridge but I could not tell you if that is true because we always eat it within a week. Make a bowl and heat up a warm, yummy batch of muffins whenever you are hungry.

Mo, my helper.


Raisin Bran Muffins
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 7 1/2 cups (20-oz box) Post Raisin Bran
  • 4 cups (1 quart) Buttermilk (or milk substitute with vinegar)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, beaten (or egg replacers)
This year I made the recipe plant-based and it tasted just as good. I used almond milk and vinegar for the buttermilk and a chia egg replacer. Get a big bowl and dump in all of your ingredients. It is best to add dry to one bowl and mix wet in a separate bowl. Then slowly add wet to dry and fold in until mixed. This is always a little bit of a mess. Once the batter is mixed you can bake or place in a sealed container to store in the fridge.

Helping measure ingredients.

She is such a careful stirrer.

To bake place desired amount in greased or lined muffin tins and bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes. They are done when a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack and let cool. Eat as soon as they are cool enough.

We partnered up with the #SundaySupper crew again to bring you a lot of Holiday Music and Movie inspired dishes. I dare you to check them all out. That is what I plan to do over this fun holiday break.


Party Appetizers & Snacks:
Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary & Vanilla-Inspired by the song
“Christmas in the Trenches”Shockingly Delicious
Roasted Chestnuts Inspired by the movie “The Christmas Song” – Food Lust People Love
A Popcorn Trio
 Inspired by the song “Let it Snow” - Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies
 Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Raisin Bran Muffins for a Crowd
 Inspired by the movie
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” - In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
Icicle Candy and Reindeer Snacks Inspired by the movie “Snow” – Treats & Trinkets
A Christmas Carol Plum Pudding
 Inspired by the movie “A Christmas Carol” – No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Yukon Mashed Potato Cakes
 Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” - Cookin’ Mimi
Christmas Pudding
 Inspired by the song “Over the River and Through the Woods” A Kitchen Hoor
Pumpkin Pudding Inspired by the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” - Basic N Delicious
Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams”
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” - MarocMama
Sugarplums
 Inspired by the movie “The Nutcracker” – Happy Baking Days
Chai Spiced Roasted Nuts
 Inspired by the song “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” - Take A Bite Out of Boca
Festive Main Dishes
Maple Syrup Spaghetti- Inspired by the movie “Elf”- Momma’s Meals
Who Hash Inspired by the movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” -girlichef
Ginger Orange Glazed Cornish Hens Inspired by the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” -Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
NY Hot Dog with Sabrett-style Onion Sauce Inspired by the movie “Die Hard” - Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Classic Caesar Salad Inspired by the movie “The Santa Clause” – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Individuals Meatloaves & Horseradish Mashed Potatoes for Mommy’s Little Piggies - Inspired by the movie
“A Christmas Story” – The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Christmas Waffles Inspired by the TV special “A Claymation Christmas Celebration” – Curious Cuisiniere
Filthy Animal Pizza
 Inspired by the movie “Home Alone” – Foxes Love Lemons
Chicken Orzo Soup
 Inspired by the song “12 Days of Christmas” - Family Foodie
Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes
 Inspired by the song “Christmas Is The Time To Say ‘I Love You’ ” -
Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet Holiday Treats:
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Inspired by Adam Sandler’s ” The Chanukah Song” - The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars Inspired by the movie “Love Actually” – Magnolia Days
Gingerbread Marshmallows Inspired by the song “Marshmallow World” – Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired by the movie “The Gremlins” – Killer Bunnies, Inc
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Inspired by the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” –Alida’s Kitchen
Snowball Cookies - Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” -The Foodie Army Wife
Penuche Fudge
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – Pies and Plots
Hot Chocolate Cookies
 Inspired by the movie “Santa Clause” - Mess Makes Food
South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake
 Inspired by the movie “South Pacific” -The Ninja Baker
Cookies & Cream Fudge
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – The Messy Baker
Cozy Drinks:
Toasted Coconut Hot Cocoa- Inspired by the song “Let It Snow”Chocolate Moosey
The Christmas Gram Inspired by the movie “Elf” – An Appealing Plan
Eggnog Hot Chocolate Inspired by the movie “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” - Peanut Butter and Peppers
Vermont Hot Cocoa
 Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” – Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Spiked Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats
 Inspired by the song “Holly Jolly Christmas “ -NeighborFood
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37 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see you back in our Sunday Supper events. Your girls are so precious and I just love the photos of them cooking.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. We are so glad to be back. The girls love cooking with me in the kitchen.

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  2. Love the idea of having the batter on hand! Great idea! As always great seeing your girls in the kitchen! Happy Holidays!

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    1. It is so easy to pull out and bake a warm batch of muffins. And they are relatively healthy!

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  3. I love the idea of having these on hand even during non-holiday times for crazy busy times for an easy breakfast treat.

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    1. We keep them for busy weeks as well. I need to work out another large batch because we eat these a little too much!

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  4. Yum! What a great idea! I love NL Christmas Vacation! We watched it Friday night and was laughing all the way through!!!

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    1. I haven't watched it yet this year. Looking forward to it tonight or tomorrow!

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  5. This looks a lot easier than the bran muffin recipe I make! I'll try it soon :)

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    1. We love it. Sometimes the batter gets a little thick in the fridge so I add a little liquid to soften it up.

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  6. Kris, I make a similar recipe and found that I could skip the processed cereal as well by using wheat bran and raisins. Wheat bran is super inexpensive in the bulk section of natural food stores (something like 25 cents a cup!). Love breads made with bran in the wintertime!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! My girls actually love wheat bran so we keep some in the house. Never thought to make my own!

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  7. Welcome back Kris! Raisin bran muffins sound great for breakfast!

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    1. They are so yummy. I am having a batch now with some coffee!

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  8. Mo looks adorable. Great recipe! Wishing your and your family Happy Holidays!

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    1. Mo has been my kitchen helper more now that Audrey is in school. Love it when they are both in the kitchen but I can make do with one.

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  9. We have missed you and your cuties! Great recipe. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. We have missed Sunday Supper. It is so good to be back! Hoping to keep up for the new year. Happy holidays to you and yours as well!

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  10. Such a cute little baker - and what a great recipe - no wonder it's gone within a week!

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    1. She has really become a good helper. You should have seen the messes she used to make!

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  11. Great idea to have the batter ready the night before! Of course, I'm an early riser, so I'd be the one baking them anyway!

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    1. I am not an early morning type. Looking forward to the day Audrey can operate the oven so I can wake up to a batch of these!

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  12. Love something that will store in the fridge and be ready at the drop of a hat to bake!

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  13. I've never made raisin bran muffins, but these look great!

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    1. I have to admit to having more than one today. They are really filling.

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  14. Delicious!!! And I'm coming back to SS after a hiatus too..haha yay us!!

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    1. Can't stay away! Such a supportive group.

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  15. Your girls are adorable!! Looks like they have caught the baking bug, too :)

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    1. They would bake every day and I would weigh 250lbs if I let them! We try to balance.

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  16. What great muffins! I'm pinning this on my Recipes to Try board. I do Muffin Monday and am always looking for inspiration, so thank you!

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    1. I am always looking for new muffins as well. I will look for you on Pinterest.

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  17. These sound delicious! We love having muffins on hand for a quick breakfast. We'll have to give these a try!

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    1. I just love having fresh baked muffins with no work. Give it a try.

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  18. I'm watching National Lampoon's RIGHT NOW :) Just getting to the Cousin Eddie dicky scene. HEHEHEHE.

    I've never heard of a muffin batter that you can keep in the fridge for weeks. I'm so intrigued by this idea!

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    1. The original recipe was created for a Bed and Breakfast. I loved the idea!

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  19. What a fantabulous idea, Kris, to keep the batter in the fridge - ready to bake...Bran muffins bring back UCLA memories when I had one almost every morning. Your recipe has reawakened the healthy habit! Thank you =)

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