Mincemeat Bran Muffins


3 cups bran flakes or other bran cereal
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 (9-ounce) package NONE SUCH® Condensed Mincemeat, finely crumbled
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


Preheat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, combine bran cereal, buttermilk and water; mix well. Stir in sugar, NONE SUCH®, butter and eggs. Combine flour and baking soda; add to mincemeat mixture in small amounts just until blended and moistened. Let stand 20 minutes to soften cereal.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately turn out of pans. Serve warm.
Tip: Batter can be stored tightly covered in refrigerator for several days. Yield and texture of muffins may vary depending upon type of bran cereal used.
Special Bran Loaves: Prepare batter as above; divide into two well-greased and floured 9×5-inch loaf pans. Bake in preheated 350°F. oven 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool.