*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                    GLEN'S “RING OF FIRE” BRAN MUFFINS
 
 Recipe By     : Glen Hosey (http://www.erols.com/hosey/) Buster Page
 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      box           Raisin Bran -- (15-oz)
    3      cups          sugar
    5      cups          flour
    5      teaspoons     baking soda
    2      teaspoons     salt
    1 1/2  teaspoons     cloves
    2      teaspoons     nutmeg
    3      teaspoons     cinnamon
    4                    eggs -- beaten
    1      cup           oil
    1      quart         buttermilk
    2      teaspoons     vanilla
    3      packages      dried fruit bits
    2      cups          nuts -- chopped (I use
                         walnuts)
                         MY ADDITIONS:
   12                    Thai Chiles -- finely minced
    2                    Fresh Jalapenos -- sliced
    4                    Orange Habaneros -- sliced
 
 This is the recipe that I ripped off from my mother that I have made in the
 past. Unfortunately,
 being a CHILE HEAD, I wanted a bit more spices than just the cinnamon and
 cloves in it, so I made a few additions! Use all fresh chiles! Mince them
 up real good. Slice the jalapenos and habaneros into rings. Mix the Thai
 chiles with the muffin ingredients below. After spooning into muffin cups,
 place a slice of jalapeno or habanero on top of each muffin. You can label
 them “green for sissies” if you like.
 
 Simmer the fruit in water until very soft and they have absorbed all the
 juice they are going to (about 15-20 minutes). Drain. Mix dry ingredients
 in a BIG bowl or pan. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Spoon into
 muffin tins lined with paper cupcake papers about 2/3 full. Bake at 400
 degrees for 20 minutes -- if using miniature muffin tins, reduce baking
 time to 15 minutes.
 (You would really be bonkers to try the miniature ones, it would make about
 3 bezillion!)
 
 These really aren't hot, they just have a pleasant zing to them. Really!
 Until you hit the “ring of
 fire”, that is.... (or does the “ring of fire” come later???) 8-)
 
 For the really initiated, I would suggest serving these with a drop or two
 of Daves Insanity orEndorphin Rush, just to get the day started with a zip!
 
 
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 Per serving (excluding unknown items): 127 Calories; 6g Fat (40% calories
 from fat); 2g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 11mg Cholesterol; 168mg Sodium