Bran Muffins - 1975 Joy Of Cooking

Makes about 22 - 2-inch muffins

These are rather hefty muffins. They are excellent at picnics when served with cheese.

Preheat oven to 350F.
Have all of the ingredients at 75F.

Combine and stir well:

2 cups all purpose flour or whole-grain flour
1 1/2 cups bran
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons soda
(1 or 2 tablespoons grated orange rind) optional

Beat:
2 cups buttermilk
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 to 4 tablespoons melted butter

Combine all of the dry with the liquid ingredients
using a few swift strokes. Before the dry ingredients
are entirely moist, Fold in:

1 cup nut meats or nut meats and raisins combined
(1/2 cup mashed bananas) optional

Bake for about 25 minutes.