1 cup softened butter
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups wheat bran
2 tsp. baking powder
2 3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 1/2 cups raisins/dried cranberries/chopped dried apricots
2 cups sour milk*
2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs, well beaten
Cream together butter and sugar. Combine salt, bran, flour, and baking powder; add to butter and sugar. Stir in nuts and dried fruit, if desired. Stir baking soda into sour milk, then add to dry ingredients. Stir only until combined. Fold in beaten egg.
Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees for approx. 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.
*Note: I make my milk sour by putting 2 Tbsp. vinegar in the bottom of a 2 cup measure and then adding the milk.
This recipe is from my mom's The Chatelaine Cookbook