Cranberry Sauce Bran Muffins Recipe

I am the food manager of a homeless shelter. I have a lot of jellied cranberry sauce, and bran flake like cereal. I am looking to combine the 2 to make cookies, muffins, bars, etc. I am feeding 60-80 people 3 meals per day.


Any ideas or recipes?

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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

As the food manager of a homeless shelter you probably frequently rely on your creativity to create meals with ingredients you have on hand. I admire you for your frugality. The combination of jellied cranberry sauce and bran flake cereal seems a bit challenging. I haven't actually prepared this recipe using bran flakes, but I'm thinking you might be able to use a recipe such as and use crushed bran flakes instead of rolled oats.

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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

Google Tightwad Gazette Universal Muffin Recipe . She gives you the right proportions of ingredients and you can mix and match

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August 21, 20181 found this helpful

G-d bless you for your work!!

I know you are asking for things to do with both together, but there are some super easy ways to use them separate that may give your guests extra special treats...and give you super easy to dos...


I love leftover cranberry sauce and there are tons of things you can do with it alone...try this link for some neat ideas:

This site has some great things to do with cereals

Putting it on a grilled cheese sandwich is one of the best choices!! It is really special and fancy, but inexpensive, filling and TASTY!!!

My all time favorite and what my frugal mom did was use it as coating for chicken!! Better than bread crumbs any day!! She even used to save all the bottoms of the package (the crumbs) and would mix them together to make crumb coating. We never had sugar cereals...all healthy kinds from back in the it was never an issue...I obviously wouldn't do this with Trix or one of those icky sweet cereals...but bran flakes--YUM!!

Good luck!! Wishing you all the best! Prayers for your mission!!!

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August 21, 20180 found this helpful

The it here refers to spreading the cranberry sauce like a condiment on grilled cheese! Sorry for the confusion!!!

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

here's a recipe that requires bananas (which are very cheap to get) and coconut oil which I imagine can be replaced with regular oil


here's another one

these use oatmeal though so here's others with bran flake

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

Uses for canned jellied cranberry sauce can be a challenge as it is smooth and does not fit the bill for most recipes - even Ocean Spray has only a few and the ones shown are for fancy foods.

It does appear you could adapt this recipe to use both items but then you may not want to make this over and over.

Canned jellied cranberry sauce can always be used as a garnish or sauce with chicken, pork, turkey and some say it can be added to a sandwich.

You may have to medium crush the bran flakes and use as filler in casseroles along with a dressing mix. You may be able to use some with hamburger or sausage mix.

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