Have you been to a Heartland RVs rally yet? If not…get signed up for one in your area as soon as possible...you'll thank me for it! ;-)
If you've ever been to a rally where Kevin and Nelly W. are in attendance you might have been treated to Nelly's famous Six Week Bran Muffins…or renamed by countless Heartland owners as "Nelly Muffins".
These muffins are a special treat made with love by Nelly. They are customizable by adding an array of ingredients such as: raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut etc.
Find the nearest rally that Nelly will be attending and get you some or do the next best thing and make your own!
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 cups All Bran
- 1 ¼ cups shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 quart buttermilk
- 5 cups flours
- 5 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups bran flakes
Pour boiling water over All Bran, let cool. Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs – one at a time, beating well after each. Add bran mixture and buttermilk, stir well.
Combine dry ingredients and add to bran mixture stirring just enough to moisten all dry ingredients. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full (at rally's Nelly uses disposable paper bowls with a ladle of batter).
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. (At rally's Nelly cooks in a microwave for about 1 minute).
To customize: to better in muffin tin or bowl add desired ingredients: chocolate, white, butterscotch or peanut butter chips, raisins, dates, walnuts, pecans, coconut, etc., and cook as above.
Use as much or as little batter as needed as the rest of the batter will keep in the refrigerator for up to six weeks – just be sure to keep it covered.