Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins Recipe - A Delicious and Healthy Treat

Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins Recipe - A Delicious and Healthy Treat
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 12


Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins
Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins

These Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins are a delicious and healthy treat that are perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Packed with fiber and nutrients, these muffins are a great way to start your day.


Pumpkin bran muffins have been a popular choice for health-conscious individuals looking for a tasty and nutritious snack. The combination of pumpkin, bran, and other wholesome ingredients make these muffins a satisfying and guilt-free treat.


How to prepare

  1. Spray 12 muffin cups (2.5 inches) with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, cereal, milk, corn syrup, and egg whites.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the pumpkin mixture to the large bowl; stir until well blended. Stir in raisins.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (204°C) for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack.


  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor.
  • Swap out the raisins for chopped nuts or dried cranberries.
  • Drizzle with a glaze made from powdered sugar and milk for a sweeter treat.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to spray the muffin cups with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

- Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately before combining to ensure even distribution of ingredients.

- Do not overmix the batter, as this can result in tough muffins.

- Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to prevent them from falling apart.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these muffins warm with a cup of coffee or tea for a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Cooking Techniques

Baking these muffins at a high temperature ensures a golden brown crust while keeping the inside moist and fluffy.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for added fiber.

- Substitute honey or maple syrup for the dark corn syrup for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

These muffins can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the microwave for a warm treat.

Presentation Ideas

Serve these muffins on a decorative plate with a dusting of powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Enjoy these muffins with a side of fresh fruit or yogurt for a balanced breakfast.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of these Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of these Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


These muffins are fat-free, making them a healthy choice for those looking to reduce their fat intake.


Each serving of these muffins contains approximately 3 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, while bran provides fiber and essential minerals like iron and magnesium.


These muffins contain wheat and eggs. They may also contain traces of nuts and soy.


These Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins are a nutritious and delicious snack option, providing a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals while being low in fat and calories.


These Fat-free Pumpkin Bran Muffins are a delicious and nutritious treat that is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Packed with fiber and vitamins, these muffins are a guilt-free indulgence that you can enjoy any time of day.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something special. It was a crisp autumn day, the leaves turning vibrant shades of red and gold, and the air carried the smell of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. I was at a local farmers market, browsing through the stalls of fresh produce and homemade goods, when I came across a little stand selling baked goods. The young woman behind the counter was enthusiastically talking about her fat-free pumpkin bran muffins, extolling their virtues as a healthy and delicious treat.

Intrigued, I struck up a conversation with her and learned that she had developed the recipe herself, using a combination of wholesome ingredients like pumpkin puree, bran flakes, and applesauce. She explained that the muffins were not only low in fat and calories, but also packed with fiber and nutrients. I was immediately intrigued and asked if she would be willing to share the recipe with me. To my delight, she agreed, handing me a handwritten card with the instructions.

I couldn't wait to try making the muffins at home. As soon as I got back to my kitchen, I gathered all the ingredients and started mixing them together. The smell of pumpkin and spices filled the air, making me feel warm and cozy. As I popped the muffins into the oven, I could hardly contain my excitement.

When the timer finally dinged, I pulled out the tray of golden-brown muffins and let them cool on a wire rack. The anticipation was almost unbearable as I waited for them to reach the perfect temperature for me to try one. Finally, I took a bite and was blown away by the flavor and texture. The muffins were moist and tender, with just the right amount of sweetness and spice. I couldn't believe they were fat-free!

From that moment on, the fat-free pumpkin bran muffins became a staple in my baking repertoire. I made them for family gatherings, potlucks, and even just as a special treat for myself. Each time, they received rave reviews, with people often asking for the recipe.

Over the years, I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding my own personal touch here and there. I've experimented with different types of bran and spices, and even tried substituting some of the ingredients to make the muffins even healthier. But no matter how I change it up, the essence of the recipe remains the same – a delicious, guilt-free treat that never fails to impress.

I've shared the recipe with friends, neighbors, and even strangers who have complimented me on my baking. It brings me so much joy to see others enjoy the muffins as much as I do. And every time I make a batch, I can't help but think back to that crisp autumn day at the farmers market, when I first discovered the magic of fat-free pumpkin bran muffins.

So here it is, my cherished recipe for fat-free pumpkin bran muffins. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do. And who knows, maybe one day you'll pass it on to someone else, keeping the tradition alive for generations to come. Bon appétit!


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