Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffins



Pumpkin muffins are one of my all-time favorite fall foods. I came across a new recipe this season...it is the BEST! I like to add extras to my muffins like: cranberries, chopped walnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins or dates.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c. unprocessed oat bran
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar or sweetener of your choice
1/2 cup whole wheat flour *substitute your favorite gluten-free flour mix
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 (14 oz.) can of pumpkin
1/2 cup skim milk or water
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 T  oil
*optional additions...pick and choose: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of any of the following: cranberries, dates, raisins, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts
cooking spray

Directions:
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine pumpkin and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon into muffin pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from pans immediately; serve warm or at room temperature. 
Yield: 1 dozen
 

2 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Must give this a try!

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  2. Yay, with almond milk, these buddies are dairy-free! Trying them too... soon

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