When I was carrying Savannah I had gestational diabetes. Nothing I ate for breakfast kept my sugars down. One day my Mother-in-law made these and my sugars stayed down. For the next 3 mos I ate two of these, with a cup of milk blended with 3 strawberries, a handful of blueberries, some protein powder, and a tsp of splenda for breakfast. I also lost weight on this even though I was pregnant. They are really quite good. The best part is the recipe says the dough keeps well in your fridge for 6 weeks (although I have never tried that long). They are not terribly sweet just very filling and good.
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
4 eggs beaten
1 quart low fat buttermilk
2 cups water
4 cups whole bran cereal (all-bran)
let sit 5 min
2 cups 40% bran flakes (I buy the cheap wal-mart bran flakes)
1 Tbsp salt
5 tsp baking soda
3 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour (if you want to do all whole wheat only do about 4 3/4 total since wheat is "thirstier")
You can add raisins right before cooking although I usually don't.
15 to 20 minutes 400 degrees (mine always take the 20).
This recipe makes 60.