RV Recipe: Nelly Muffins

By:  Kelly Barnett

12th Dec, 16

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!

Nelly Muffins


- 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.

Nelly Muffins with your favorite topping.

Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett

RV There Yet Chronicles

My husband, Michael, and I have been living fulltime in our 2011 Landmark Key Largo since April of 2011 and LOVE every minute of it. 

When Michael retired from the US Army in October of 2012 (after 29 years of service) we hit the road and haven’t looked back. 

We usually work in the south Texas oilfields in the winter and spend time with our two sons and their families in the summer. We travel and sight-see as much and often as possible.