Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Carrot Bran Muffins

My DH loves muffins but the ones you buy over the counter or from the store are really full of fat...not good for anybody. So I make muffins at home: banana bran, apple bran, apple carrot, and today, I made pumpkin carrot bran muffins. They are super healthy with all the veggie ingredients and low in fat and sugar. Give them a try if you have some extra pumpkins around that you need to use or just buy some canned pumpkin the next time you go shopping.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray or paper line muffin cups. This recipe makes 12 regular or 6 large muffins.
In one bowl combine:
2 c bran flakes cereal
1 c cooked or canned pumpkin
2/3 c milk
2 eggs
3 T canola oil
1 medium carrot, washed and grated
Let stand approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bran flakes have softened and and ingredients are well mixed.
In a separate bowl combine:
1 c whole wheat flour
1/3 c sugar (I actually use a little less)
2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
pinch salt
Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Over stirring will result in tough muffins. Divide evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
Bake 25 minutes. Enjoy!


MoziEsmé said...

This looks similar to a recipe I've used - I'll have to try adding the carrots, though!

I love how pumpkin makes whole wheat taste yummy - people don't even realize it's whole wheat.

grammy said...

That does look great. I never want to make muffins or cake because I will EAT it. Don't want to gain those 40 pounds back. That would probably only be like 1 point. I need to take a dessert to Bible study next week. Thought I would find a pumkin cake of some kind.

Killlashandra said...

I'll have to try this one! I have a box of bran cereal I got to make dog treats with for 4-H. And no one but me eats it. Muffins would be far yummier. :)