These aren't going to be a favorite with kids compared to chocolate chip muffins, but that doesn't mean they won't eat them! Sometimes, switching up the type of muffin you serve can stave off culinary boredom. Muffins are a quick and easy way to ensure everyone starts their day off with a good breakfast.
These muffins are very simple to make. You can make them ahead of time on a Sunday, so all you have to do during the week is serve them out. Or, keep it extra easy and have everyone serve themselves. Just make sure you watch the kids to ensure they actually take one!
These muffins can also be a great addition to a school lunch. While this won't really count as a dessert, it can provide some extra sustenance to help your child get through the rest of the school day. Having enough energy is crucial to allow them to think and perform adequately.
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½ cup shortening
6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup boiling water
½ cup bran
1 package dry or compressed yeast
½ cup lukewarm water
1 egg, beaten
About 3 – 3 ¼ cups sifted all purpose flour
Makes about 2 dozen
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Stir in bran; cool to lukewarm.
2. Sprinkle yeast in lukewarm water; let stand 5 – 10 minutes until thoroughly dissolved. Stir up; add egg to bran.
3. Stir in enough flour to make soft dough, beat well. Cover with waxed paper and towel. Chill overnight.
4. Turn out on floured board, form into 2 inch balls. Place 1 in each cup of greased 2 ¼ inch muffin pans.
5. Cover with towel, let rise in warm place until double in bulk. Bake in hot oven of 425°F, 15 – 20 minutes or until done.