Make the batter the night before and stick in the fridge (after making a test batch of 3-4 muffins just to make sure the batter is good.) The batter can sit in the fridge for a week. Wake up in the morning. Turn on the oven before you get in the shower. Before you start your makeup or making kids lunches scoop some batter into a muffin pan. Twenty minutes later the kids have warm muffins for breakfast, using whole grains and dried fruit!
Your kids will walk out the door with a smile after eating these warm, tender muffins, hot from the oven with butter melting into the nooks ad crannies. Don't underestimate the power of a warm muffin to jump start the day.
I used Joy The Baker's recipe, except I used no name Bran flakes http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/04/raisin-bran-muffins/
Kellogg's version (does not mention batter will keep http://www2.kelloggs.com/RecipeDetail.aspx?id=329