Nothing fancy here--just a raisin bran muffin, but it happens to be our favorite muffin in this house. It doesn't rise exceptionally high, but it has a good texture and flavor.
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups raisin bran cereal lightly crushed (not pulverized, mind you)
1 cup all purpose flour (I don't recommend whole wheat here--it would make it too dry and dense)
2/3 cup sugar, less one Tbsp reserved
1-2 Tbsp butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (375 with a dark muffin pan). Grease 12 muffin cups.
Beat milk, oil and egg together in a bowl and stir in the cereal; let stand 10 minutes.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add the cereal mixture and stir until just moistened. Batter will be thick. Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 16-20 minutes (ovens vary!)
Combine reserved sugar with cinnamon. When you take the muffins out of the oven, brush them with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
I haven't tried any variations, but I really want to add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of grated carrot and see what it's like!