Cinnamon Sugared Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
These muffins are made with whole grain bran cereal, pumpkin, pecans and spices. They are the perfect treat for a fall day or any time of year!
- 8 tablespoons sugar (divided)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (divided)
- 1 cup bran flakes
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Combine 2 Tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine cereal and milk and set aside for 5 minutes.
4. Combine 6 Tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk pumpkin, egg and vanilla into cereal.
5. Fold in dry mixture; being careful not to over mix. Spoon into prepared pan and sprinkle with pecans and sugar-cinnamon mixture.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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