Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Hello all–   I promise– this is the last pumpkin recipe until next fall!  But I was thinking maybe you have a half a can of pumpkin lurking in your fridge still!  Use it here.

These were breakfast one morning last week when the kids were here for a few days of Thanksgiving.  Hearty and warm– perfect with a slash of butter and a little marmalade.  Breakfast!

1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 cup wheat bran
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans), chopped

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the pumpkin, oil, brown sugar and egg.  Then mix in the flour, bran, baking powder, salt and nuts.

Spoon the batter into a muffin pans lined with muffin papers (makes 10).  Bake them in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  They’re done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Happy eating!


41 thoughts on “Pumpkin Bran Muffins

      • Hi Rhonda, I just baked pumpkin frosted cookies with my leftover pumpkin. I wonder if you can freeze it? Are you planning your Christmas? Are you visiting or staying home? We will have a quiet holiday opposed to Thanksgiving. Christmas Eve it will just be my husband, youngest son and I. Then our son and fiancé comes Christmas afternoon after visiting her family. I have to get used to sharing Dylan. In previous years he was always here the day before and the day of..But I’m so happy for them and we will open presents between us three in the morning and exchange with Dylan and Lexy at night and have Christmas dinner. Blessings to you.😇❤️

        • Hey Mary– we have a pretty complicated (in a good way) sort of Christmas. Our kids are with us now until they have a house again (January??) and We all head up to San Francisco the 20th to the 23rd to be with our SF kids for a celebration. And then come home for lots of different family parties the 24th to the 26th– we’ll have 10 extra people in our little house for that. People sleeping in just about every room!! It’s chaotic but always good memories. I know what you mean about sharing kids. Our Wisconsin daughter and husband are figuring that out– this year we get them here. Look forward to reading more about your celebrations!! hugs Mary!

          • Good luck to your kids finding a house! Did you say their house burned? Saying prayers for them if so! It sounds like there will be laughter and magic in your house. Chaotic can be fun but make sure you rest and take care of yourself! We are picking up our son at college early Saturday. I can’t wait to have him home! Hugs to you, friend.😘💜

            • Hooray for picking up kids from college!! And for talking all the way home… so glad you have this time with both your boys (& Lexy) Mary!! The kid’e house was burned in spots (roof eaves, deck) so they lost a few things, but inside was mostly OK. They are washing all their clothes with vinegar & baking soda here to get out the smoke. Tomorrow we got up and empty the house into storage so they can make the repairs, paint… So they will be with us for a while longer. Not sure how long. It’s sweet to have the girls at arm’s length. So– happy days with your kids under your roof. Love to you Mary. Merry Christmas!!

    • Thanks Brigid– We don’t usually have muffin breakfasts– but I like something hot from the oven when the kids are here. How was your weekend?? Is your choir working on special Christmas music?? hugs from here!

        • You’re so smart, Brigid. Think of all the time you’ll save. — Hope all goes well for Christmas ahead and that people love yor beautiful crafts!! We have a different Christmas here. Our son called last night to say they were evacuating because for wildfires. This morning Jodi and the 3 grand-girls drove on down. Micah (a teacher at a boarding school) is helping kids try to get home. The school was burned substantially but their house is mostly OK. But they will be living with us for a few weeks until after Christmas!! I’m thankful they’re OK. (thanks for “listening”– it’s been quite a day!) hugs hugs from here!

  1. Hi Rhonda – I do not have any leftover pumpkin. But I do have an entire slab pumpkin pie in my freezer just waiting to be devoured. These look so yummy and inviting. I say keep bringing on the pumpkin recipes even after Christmas! -Kat

    • Hey Kat– a little jealous! I only had one sliver of pumpkin pie this year– maybe we need another for Christmas! Are you switched over to Christmas mode yet?? Shopping? Tree? Hope it’s all going well… xox

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