Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

These Pumpkin Bran Muffins just came out of my oven and this time I actually got a picture of them before they got eaten! They hopefully will be still around for the next few days for breakfast. They are one of my family's tried and true favorites and they're healthy, too!

In case you would like to give them a try, here's the recipe:

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
(raisins & nuts optional)

4 cups bran flakes
2 cups pumpkin puree *
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt & spices and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine bran, pumpkin, and milk. Let stand 2 minutes until cereal softens. Add egg and oil. Beat well. Add sugar, mix well. Mix in flour mixture completely.

Place paperliners in jumbo or regular muffin tin and spray with vegetable shortening spray. This recipe makes one dozen jumbo muffins or 2 dozen regular sized muffin. Fill cups 3/4 full using and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or less until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

*pumpkin puree or how to cook a pumpkin: Cut small sugar pumpkin in half. Clean out seeds and fibers. Place shell side down upon clean cookie sheet. Cook in oven at 350 degrees till soft (easily insert fork). Approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour. Scoop out the pumpkin and puree till smooth.


1 comment:

  1. Oh these look especially yummy! Will have to try them very soon!


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