Add 1 cup bran buds to the cup of boiling water. Let it cool.
Cream together the shortening, sugar. Add eggs or replacer, buttermilk and bran bud/water mixture. Sift together the remaining ingredients, and then mix into the wet ingredients. Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin tins. Bake at 425 °F for 15-20 minutes.
If you prefer fresh muffins each morning, this batter will keep well in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
Verify the ingredients of the Bran Buds are safe for your needs.
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