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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
My First Recipe - Pumpkin Bran Muffins
I found a can of organic pumpkin pie mix in my cupboard that I bought a while ago and decided I wanted to use it up. So I thought about what I could make. I was already planning on baking some bran muffins this afternoon/evening. A-ha, a light bulb appeared above my head, I would make pumpkin bran muffins.
I had used THIS recipe for applesauce bran muffins before. But I wanted to make my pumpkin muffins with less sugar/fat/calories. This is what I came up with:
Pumpkin Bran Muffins
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c crushed bran cereal
1/4 c + 1 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 15oz can organic pumpkin pie mix
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 c egg beaters (whites)
2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Grease muffin tin with nonstick spray. Fill baking cups 3/4 full. Bake for 15 mins.
I didn't want to publish this until I had tried them, in case they were terrible. But they turned out amazing!! Definitely will be making these again.