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Bucket of Muffins


In my last post I mentioned that I had discovered several recipes that I make from time to time that I have never posted here on the blog. This recipe for Bucket of Muffins is one of them. I got it many, many years ago from my mother-in-law and have tweaked it a bit over the years. The recipe makes a large quantity of muffin batter that can be kept in the refrigerator for about a month and used to make muffins in just a few minutes. It's very handy when you have overnight guests or when you need to make muffins in a hurry any morning. It's also nice to share a portion of the batter with a friend or with someone to whom you are taking a meal.


Bucket of Muffins (full recipe)

1 box Raisin Bran (15-20 oz.)
1 cup cooking oil
2 cups sugar
5 1/2 cups flour
5 tsps. baking soda
1 quart buttermilk
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt

In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and Raisin Bran. In another bowl thoroughly combine the buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Combine the liquids with the dry ingredients and mix well. Store in the refrigerator for up to four weeks.

To use batter: Fill muffin cups 3/4 full of batter and bake at 375 degrees for about 18 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.


If you desire to make a smaller batch here are the adjusted amounts:

3 cups Raisin Bran
2 cups of buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsps. baking soda

Keep this in mind the next time you need some muffins to round out a meal.


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3 Comments on “Bucket of Muffins”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 8:17 am

    What a great idea! I will definitely keep this recipe. I have on many occasions wished I had something like this that I could do quickly when we have guests or something going on early in the day for which I’d like something warm and fresh. Wonderful! Thanks. 🙂

  2. #2 Becka
    on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    You are welcome, Rhonda. I do hope you will try this and find it handy. 🙂 I recently found a similar recipe for oatmeal muffins that I hope to try soon. If it’s good I’ll probably post it. 🙂

  3. #3 Deb
    on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Becka! Thanks for the recipe…best feature I think is having muffins readily available. I’ll look forward to the oatmeal one if that one turns out for you.

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