Cooking at Home - Cinnamon Sugared Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

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Published Saturday, March 30, 2019

Makes:   12 Servings 

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.

Source: Ohio State University Cooperative Extension, Ross County Extension Office.

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 125 

Total Fat 2 g

Saturated Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16 mg

Sodium 223 mg

Total Carbohydrate 23 g

Dietary Fiber 2 g

Total Sugars 11 g

Added Sugars included 9 g

Protein 3 g

Vitamin D 0 mcg

Calcium 109 mg

Iron 1 mg

Potassium 116 mg may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.