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Pumpkin Bran Muffins
Pumpkin Bran Muffins

These are another muffin I made while questing to find healthier muffins to send with my son to school. We all love pumpkin muffins in this house, our favorites ones being the Ultimate Pumpkin Muffins recipe that we have enjoyed for years now. Since there was no way I was going to screw around with what is a perfect recipe, I decided to take bran muffins in a different direction.

And once again, they are a heartier breakfast muffin, rather than a light, sweet treat muffin.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of bran
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup of raisins

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

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Take all the dry ingredients except the bran, and whisk together in a bowl.

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In another bowl combine the oil, sugar, molasses, pumpkin and eggs.

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Add the bran into the wet mixture, combine and then let sit for 5 minutes.

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Add in your raisins (which can be plumped in the microwave by boiling them in water).

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Add the dry ingredients and mix until they are just combined together, if you over-mix pumpkin, you get muffins that are rubbery and bounce. They might be fun, but they don’t taste that good.

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Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way, then bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until the tops bounce back when pushed gently.

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Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Healthy and delicious pumpkin bran muffins.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Course
Breakfast
Cuisine
Muffins
Servings
12
Calories
251
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup bran
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. Take all the dry ingredients except the bran, and whisk together in a bowl. 

  3. In another bowl combine the oil, sugar, molasses, pumpkin and eggs.

  4. Add the bran into the wet mixture, combine and then let sit for 5 minutes. 

  5. Add in your raisins (which can be plumped in the microwave by boiling them in water). 

  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until they are just combined together, if you over-mix pumpkin, you get muffins that are rubbery and bounce.
  7. Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way, then bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until the tops bounce back when pushed gently.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 72mg, Potassium: 376mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 865IU, Vitamin C: 1.5mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 1.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Karlee says

    Yum! I have a great whole wheat recipe and use apple sauce instead of oil for a healthier alternative. Delicious! I’ll have to give your bran muffins a try! 🙂

  2. julo says

    Wow, those look and sound delicious! I recently tried your ultimate pumpkin muffins, and they were so great they replaced my previous go-to pumpkin muffin recipe! Yum! I love the idea of adding pumpkin to bran muffins, which boosts their flavor and nutrients. Win win! Can’t wait to try these. 🙂 Thanks!

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