Since its incorporation in 1955, McDonald's Corporation has not only become the world's largest quick-service restaurant organization, but has literally changed Americans' eating habits--and increasingly the habits of non-Americans as well. On an average day, more than 46 million people eat at one of the company's more than 31,000 restaurants, which are located in 119 countries on six continents. About 9,000 of the restaurants are company owned and operated; the remainder are run either by franchisees or through joint ventures with local businesspeople. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a seller of Multimixer milkshake machines, learned that brothers Richard and Maurice (Dick and Mac) McDonald were using eight of his high-tech Multimixers in their San Bernardino, California, restaurant. His curiosity was piqued, and he went to San Bernardino to take a look at the McDonalds' restaurant.




Bran Muffins

McDonald's Copycat Recipe

3 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 cup bran flakes (slightly crushed)
3 cup all purpose flour

Put first ingredients through blender on high speed 20 seconds. Pour into bowl and beat in remaining ingredients at low speed of mixer until  completely mixed. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Fill greased muffin well almost full and bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until cracked on top and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes: You can add 1 tablespoons of plumped raisins can be added to each well of batter before baking.


  1. This copycat recipe is all over the internet. I made it and it's nothing like McDonalds raisin bran muffins. They aren't bad tasting but don't taste like McDonalds at all. Since they are so cheap to buy I'll stick with buying it at McDonalds.

  2. Thank you for this recipe. I found that McDonald's muffins have high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient. I immediately stopped eating them. I agree these do not exactly taste like McDonald's muffins, but then again I cut the salt way back, cut sugar a little, used oatmeal instead of bran and added fresh cranberries and fresh blueberries. They were the best muffins I have ever made. Hope these freeze well.