Emilee's Bran Muffins and/or Pancakes

Makes about 24

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Cost: $1.45 (that's about $.05 per muffin)

(cereal: .25, sugar: .25, butter: .25, eggs: .20, buttermilk: .30, flour: .20)

1 1/2 C All Bran cereal

1 C hot water

1 1/2 C sugar

1/2 C butter

2 eggs

2 C buttermilk

1 Tbsp baking soda

2 C flour

Combine All Bran and hot water. Let it sit for a couple minutes and then mash it up until it's a paste.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, buttermilk, and baking soda. Then add your bran mixture. Then add your flour. (Note: Should you forget to add the flour like I did the first time around and just put the other mixture into your pancake skillet, you will get something a lot like bran pudding, which sounds horrible and which seems so wrong on every level and yet which was pretty amazing and which I haven't quite stopped thinking about yet.)

If making muffins, fill your muffin tin and bake at 375 fo 15-20 minutes.

If making pancakes, just ladle the batter onto a hot skillet and make as your would any other pancake. 

Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate: tastycheapskate.blogspot.com