Yes folks, for several straight weeks Nana has not shown up for recipe duty but that is my fault. Or my work’s fault, since I am always working. But I’m working so much with PURPOSE! I am taking 5 (YES FIVE) vacations this summer and I need the extra dough and comp time in order to pull it all off. Poor Nana has had to take a back seat as I’ve not had much extra time to make any surplus recipes.
This week marks Vacation #1: Scenic San Jose, California. Yes, San Jose. I’m visiting my family, yo. Look up above. It’s Nana holding a fat little muffin, who happens to be my firstborn child.
I had some spare time, along with a giant canister of oat bran on hand, so Oat Bran Banana Muffins it is. There is quite a collection of oat bran muffin recipes–all different. These recipes had to have been collected during the Great Oat Bran Craze of 1983. Supposedly it will cure all your ills, or at least fill you full of fiber.
The original recipe makes 24 muffins. I halved the recipe and it worked perfectly fine. I also took the liberty of brushing the muffins with melted butter and sprinkling sugar on top for the last five minutes of baking. Either way is perfectly good.