Mix 2 1/2 tsp baking soda to 1 cup boiling water and set aside
Beat together with mixer
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs or 4 egg white-I always do egg whites
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tbsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups All Bran cereal
1 cup 40% bran flakes
I mixed the cereal in by hand. Let sit for about 1 hour. Stir every 20 minutes so cereal gets absorbed. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.
I usually bake a dozen and store the batter in my fridge and bake more when im getting low. They are also great to freeze and have on hand at anytime.