pumpkin pie bran muffins

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Praise the gourd gods. Canned pumpkin is plentiful on grocery store shelves and after drooling over these tasty looking bran muffins last week, I was inspired to come up with a delicious pumpkin bran muffin of my own.

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Bran muffins are the best kind of muffins in my book. Wheat bran is packed with all sorts of good nutrients like fiber and B Vitamins.

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After scouring the internet for recipes, I determined that the key to a flavorful, moist bran muffin is pureed raisins and a bit of molasses, so naturally those went into the food processor along with the canned pumpkin.

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Oh, and the 2 other key ingredients: pumpkin pie spice and orange zest! A little bit of sifting and a few stirs to combine the wet and dry ingredients and the batter was done.

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Large muffin tins are where it’s at. This recipe made exactly 6 humongo muffins.

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SO GOOD, moist & sweet… and makes a totally legit breakfast with a large mug of piping hot coffee if you ask me.

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P.S. With nearly 10 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein and less than 275 calories, this is one healthy muffin… Calorie Count even gave it a Grade A. But I promise, you won’t even taste the healthiness when you’re scarfing one down.

P.P.S. Recent midweek eats creations for your eating pleasure.

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