Makes 5 dozen
5 cups all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups boiling water
2 cups whole all-bran cereal (Bran Flakes work)
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
4 eggs, well beaten
1 quart buttermilk
4 cups grape nuts (or other whole bran cereal buds)
1 Sift flour, soda and salt together.
2 Pour boiling water over whole bran cereal and set aside.
3 Cream sugar, shortening in large bowl until ligtht, add eggs and beat well. Blend in buttermilk, bran buds, and soaked whole bran cereal.
4 Add sifted ingredients and mix well (don't overmix).
5 Store tightly covered in refrigerator for up to six weeks.
6 To make muffins, fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
7 Bake in pre-heated 400* oven about 20 minutes. Makes 5 dozen muffins total.