Starbucks Bran Muffins
YIELDS 24 MUFFINS
2½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons salt
2 cups crushed bran cereal
½ cup chopped dried apple
½ cup dried cherries
1 cup boiling water
½ cup softened unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup honey
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
½ cup walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.
In a small bowl, stir flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, combine bran cereal and dried fruit with the boiling water.
In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar, honey, and eggs.
Add the buttermilk to the butter mixture and beat in. Then add the flour mixture, then bran mixture, and the walnuts.
Divide the batter into the lined muffin tins.
Bake muffins for 20 minutes.
Starbucks: More Than Just Coffee:
Starbucks started business as a coffee bean roaster and retailer in the early 1970s and has become the largest coffeehouse company in the world. The expansion brought with it a line of food products that includes salads, sandwiches, pastries, and snacks.