Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ready, Set, Bake!

If you saw yesterday's video, you saw that we had lunch on Sunday at one of my
all time favorite restaurants. When Hubby and I lived in Tuscaloosa years ago, 
 we would always go to Cypress Inn on special occasions. 

One of my absolute favorite things to eat while there is their mouth-watering
muffins and homemade rolls. They are both out of this world. I have yet to find
a dinner roll that compares, but I did find this recipe for muffins that is pretty darn
close to what they serve in the restaurant. After enjoying these amazing muffins
again on Sunday, I knew I simply had to dig out the recipe to share with you!

This is most likely not the restaurants exact recipe, but I do believe it is pretty close.
Try them and I know you will not be disappointed. The recipe makes a LOT of batter,
so if you are not baking for a crowd, simply bake what you want and store the rest of 
muffin batter in your refrigerator. It also helps to make the batter and let it sit for at
least 24 hours in the fridge before baking your first batch. In that 24 hours, the flavors 
of the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg have time to mingle together and make magic.
When you taste these muffins, you will see what I mean!

Cypress Inn Muffins

1 15 oz box Raisin Bran cereal
2 and 1/2 cups sugar
5 cups all purpose flour
5 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 qt buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg

Pour cereal into a really large bowl. Slightly crush cereal then add other dry ingredients. 

Next add wet ingredients. Mix well. This mixture can store in an airtight container in 
the refrigerator for 2 - 3 weeks.

Remember to let your batter sit 24 hours, or at least overnight before baking your first

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 400. Spray muffin tins with non stick spray. 
(Cypress Inn uses mini muffin tins to make their muffins.)  For mini muffin tins, fill tins 
2/3 full. Bake for 15 minutes.  

I have also made these using regular sized muffin tins. If you use the regular size, simply
bake longer.

These muffins are delicious hot or cold, and for breakfast, mid afternoon, or even for

Once you try these muffins, you may find yourself planning a road trip to Tuscaloosa
so you can eat these in the actual restaurant. If you go, you absolutely must try their
fried green tomatoes appetizer and the smoked chicken with white bbq sauce.
I will try to find my recipe for the white bbq sauce to share with you next week!
It is lip smacking good!

Happy baking!

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