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Bran Muffin Hearts



For a quick, fiber-filled Valentine’s Day breakfast I made bran muffin hearts with my Mini Heart Baking Pan.  If you don’t have heart pans you can bake part of the muffin batter in a 9×13 pan and cut out hearts with a cookie cutter.  I used my family’s Icebox Bran Muffin recipe which is one of our favorites and served it with red raspberry jam.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bran Muffin Hearts
Recipe type: Muffins
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Serves: 24+
For a quick, fiber-filled Valentine's Day breakfast make bran muffin hearts served with red raspberries or jam.
  • 2 cups bran buds
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup All Bran
  1. Pour boiling water over the bran buds and let them cool.
  2. Cream the sugar and the shortening.
  3. Add the eggs.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda alternately with the buttermilk.
  5. Add the cooled bran bud mix and the All Bran.
  6. Spoon the muffin batter into greased heart pans or a greased 9x13 pan.
  7. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes at 375 degrees until they are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. If you baked them in a large pan, cut them out with heart cookie cutters.
  9. Serve them warm or at room temperature with crushed red raspberries or jam.

To purchase the heart pan: Nordic Ware Cast-Aluminum Nonstick Baking Pan, Mini Hearts