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Homemade Pumpkin Muffins

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March is nutrition month and we are going to make some great heart healthy muffins. Its a healthy snack to have at any time of the day.
Ingredients
  Bran cereal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nonfat buttermilk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 2 Large
  Vanilla 1 Tablespoon
  Canned pumpkin 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Not Pumpkin Pie Mix)
  Pecan pieces 1 Ounce
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

1.Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Lightly coat a 12-section muffin tin with canola cooking spray and set aside.
2.In a small bowl, combine the bran and buttermilk, stir until moistened and let stand 5 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon. Stir until well blended.
4.To bran mixture, add the oil, egg whites, vanilla, and pumpkin. Stir until well blended. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and stir until JUST blended. Do NOT overmix.
5.Spoon equal amounts into the muffin tin. Sprinkle pecan pieces evenly over all. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over all and bake 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted comes out almost clean. Let stand in muffin tins on cooling rack 5 minutes before carefully removing and cooling completely on rack. Store any leftover muffins in refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.
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Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Muffin
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin, Vegetable
Interest: 
Kids, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Instead of throwing away the overripe pumpkins, you can puree it to make lip-smacking muffins. Pumpkin muffins aren't only an indispensable part of Thanksgiving table, but also makes for a great breakfast or snack option. Just replicate the recipe as shown in the video and get baking.

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