Sweet, dense bran muffins made with cereal

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April 07, 2004|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF

Nancy Gabriel of Eldersburg requested a muffin recipe. She wrote: "Years ago I had a recipe I cut from a paper for bran muffins which called for Grape-Nuts cereal. The recipe could be refrigerated for up to a week. My daughter has never forgiven me for losing that wonderful recipe. Help!"

Toni Martin of Rapid City, S.D., responded. "This recipe is easy to double. It's also my daughter's favorite with grape jelly!"

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Bran Muffins

Makes 9 large or 12 medium muffins

1/2 cup Post Grape-Nuts cereal

1 cup sour milk

1 2/3 cups sugar

1 large egg, well beaten

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Soak Grape-Nuts in milk until soggy. Add, sugar, egg, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly. Add flour and mix only enough to moisten flour. Fill greased large or medium muffin pans about 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes to 30 minutes for medium muffins, or until golden-brown.

Per serving (large muffin): 283 calories; 5 grams protein; 1 gram fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 63 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram fiber; 26 milligrams cholesterol; 316 milligrams sodium

Tester Laura Reiley's comments: "These are sweet, dense, deeply nutty flavored muffins. It's the cereal that adds the hearty taste of bran. You wouldn't know it's Grape-Nuts, but those little nuggets add to the texture, giving the finished muffins a denseness that's very appealing.

"You needn't sour the milk, but if you want to, add a few drops of lemon juice to a cup of milk and allow it to sit at room temperature for an hour. Like lots of bran-muffin batter, the batter can be kept, tightly covered and refrigerated, for up to a week."

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