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Morrison’s Cafeteria Bran Muffins

Subject: Morrison’s cafeteria bran muffin recipe
From: Carol
Date: 11/9/2020, 5:39 AM

On 11/7/2020 7:09 PM, carol wrote:

Do you know where I can find the Morrison’s Cafeteria bran muffin recipe?
Thanks for your help

Hi Carol,

According to my copy of the Morrison's kitchen manual, all of Morrison's muffins began with something called "basic muffin mix". This mix was not made in the individual Morrison's Cafeterias. It was made at a central commissary or made by an outside vendor and then sent to the local cafeterias. It was a food service product and no one would know what was in it except the commissary or vendor who made it. At the local cafeterias, the flavoring such as blueberries or bran would be added to the basic muffin mix along with water and then the muffins would be baked. The flavoring, too, was not made at the local cafeterias. So, there is no way to get a recipe for Morton's bran muffins because there was no recipe for them except just "mix basic muffin mix with bran mixture and water and bake."

This is what a friend, who was a Morrison's manager, says:

"They were raisin bran muffins. There were also other muffins such as blueberry, banana, cherry, nutty pumpkin, pina colada, pineapple, pineapple poppy seed, strawberry and French orange. They were all made from something called 'variety muffin mix.'. This was a commissary product in a box.. The raisin bran mix was a box of mix you added water and raisins and stirred and baked. They were not good sellers and not used much. You can't duplicate them unless you have the box of mix. - JAMES"

Sorry, Carol. I searched for, but had no success finding a "copycat" or "tastes-like" recipe.


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