Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Walnut Bran Muffins

These muffins are amazing.............................

Servings: 12Prep Time: 10 Min.Cook Time: 25 Min.

What you need:
2 1/2 c. raisin bran cereal

15 oz. canned pumpkin puree

1/4 c. milk2 large eggs

2 Tbsp. canola oil

1 c. flour

1/2 c. packed brown sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir together cereal, pumpkin, milk, eggs and oil.

3. In a medium bowl, stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder and spices until well combined. Stir flour mixture and walnuts into pumpkin mixture.

4. Scoop batter into muffin cups. Bake 25 min. or until toothpick inserted through side of muffin top comes out clean.*

VARIATIONS:1. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling

1/4 c. cream cheese

1/4 c. powdered sugar

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 as above. Scoop batter into muffin cups and place a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese filling on top of muffin batter before baking.

Walnut Crunch Topping:*

1/4 c. packed brown sugar*

1/4 c. chopped walnuts*

1 1/2 tsp. butterPrepare muffins as above.

Combine all ingredients and sprinkle on top of muffin batter before baking.

Nutritional information:Calories: 173; Calories From Fat: 33; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 36mg; Total Carbs: 26g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 5g; Sodium: 175mg; Potassium: 207mg;

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