Pumpkin Bran Muffins

2013-09-16
pumpkin bran muffins
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  • Yield : 12 muffins
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 40m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    207
  • Total Fat

    7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.6 g
  • Cholesterol

    28 mg
  • Sodium

    221 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    34.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber

    2.3 g
  • Protein

    3.9 g
  • Vitamin A

    64%
  • Vitamin C

    2%
  • Calcium

    6%
  • Iron

    8%
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Mmmm…. these pumpkin bran muffins may be a bit unexpected but they will have you wanting to bake them over and over again they are that good.

I love bran muffins, but the addition of the pumpkin in these is a very nice change.

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup natural bran (175 ml)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (175 ml)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (175 ml)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (7 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (5 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2 ml)
  • 1 cup raisins (250 ml)
  • 1 cup cooked pureed pumpkin (250 ml)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (75 ml)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (125 ml)

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Step 2

In a large bowl combine the bran, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and raisins. Stir all together well to mix. Add the pumpkin, eggs, oil and yogurt. Stir the mixture until it is just combined.

Step 3

Spoon the batter into 12 paper-lined or non-stick muffin tins. Bake at 400ºF (200 ºC) for 25 minutes or until the muffins are firm to the touch or a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

Note: Use pure pumpkin puree in this recipe, not pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin pie filling has other ingredients added to it and will change the flavor of the end product. The pumpkin puree is simply the vegetable.

Variations:

  • I would add the crunch and texture of chopped nuts to the recipe. Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans to the dry ingredients. Nuts add extra nutrition too, so they make these healthy muffins even healthier.
  • You can cut down a bit on the sugar too. I would use 1/2 cup, but I don’t like my muffins very sweet.
  • For a sugar free recipe, replace the sugar with the recommended amount of stevia, xylitol or Splenda.
  • If you are really into do-it-yourself, fall is a great time to make your own pumpkin puree. Make sure you buy good eating pumpkins (the ones we use at Halloween often aren’t). Bake them, then scrape out the inside, mash it and freeze in one cup measures. When you are ready to bake a batch of muffins (or any other recipe that calls for pumpkin puree), simply thaw the puree and add it to your recipe.

I love that this is a healthy muffin recipe. It uses all whole wheat flour, little sugar and some yogurt. The addition of the yogurt makes the muffins nice and tender.

The pumpkin in this recipe adds great flavor and nutrition. Pumpkin is extremely healthy for us and unless it’s the holidays, we eat very little of it. This is a fabulous way to include healthy pumpkin in your diet.

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