Friday, January 20, 2017

Mormon Muffins with Cinnamon Honey Butter

I have a serious love affair with muffins. They are so easy to make and they make quick breakfasts and snacks. 

These Mormon Muffins are a bran muffin that a local restaurant makes.  They shared the recipe in an article that was written in the local paper quite a few years ago, and it is so dang delicious.  There aren't any fancy ingredients, but the technique is a little bit different. 

If you follow the recipe, You'll be so happy with how they turn out. You'll be making them constantly and patting yourself on the back over how amazingly healthy you are being. 

I'm also sharing my recipe for Cinnamon Honey Butter, which goes so perfectly with them, it could make you cry.  But don't cry, because it is super easy and it tastes so good. 

Mormon Muffins

5 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups boiling water
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 quart buttermilk
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups All Bran cereal
2 cups 40 percent bran flakes
1 cup walnuts, chopped  ( I always leave them out, they give me canker sores)

In a bowl, combine soda and boiling water. 

In a separate bowl, whip shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs slowly. Mix well. 

Add buttermilk, flour and salt and mix again. Pour the soda water very slowly. 

Gently fold the cereals and the walnuts into the mix.

Let mix sit in the refrigerator overnight. (I think if you can let it sit 2 days, it is Even Better!)

The next day, heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins. 

Spoon 1/8 cup batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Servings • 3 dozen muffins 

Cinnamon Honey Butter
1 pound butter
1/4 cups honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cut the butter into chunks using a butter knife.

Place butter into the your stand mixer's bowl and beat at low speed, using the whisk attachment to loosen the butter.

Increase the speed to medium and add the honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove butter from bowl and spoon into a container that you can put into the fridge.