Mama Griggs’s Pumpkin Bran Muffins – An All Bran Pumpkin Muffin

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All Bran Pumpkin Muffins are an easy pumpkin muffin with chocolate chips. These muffins feature all-bran cereal that just gives it something a bit extra. They taste great and are high in fiber.

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Mama Griggs’s Pumpkin Bran Muffins with chocolate chips are full of flavor and are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert.

These All Bran Pumpkin Muffins are famous among Barbara’s housemates in college.

Why? Because they are darn delicious, that’s why!

Let us describe them to you.

All Bran Pumpkin Muffins have loads of pumpkin flavor enhanced with the smells and tastes of fall.  A blend of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and allspice gives not only taste amazing but also make the entire house smell great.

Let’s not forget the chocolate chips.  Pumpkin and chocolate go hand-in-hand in desserts.

And last but not least is the All Bran cereal.  A big dose of fiber is good for everyone.

Mama Griggs’s Pumpkin Bran Muffins

I bet you are wondering who Mama Grigg’s is?  Mama Griggs is the mother of Barbara’s house mate, and this recipe belonged to her.

Recently, Barbara had a special request to find and share these pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips from a former Glenwood Cooperative house mate at Purdue University. The girls in her house used to call these “Polka Dot Muffins” because of the great pumpkin color and loads of chocolate chips.

What makes these muffins a bit different than others out there is that they include a cup of all-bran cereal. Barbara says that alone makes them “healthy” and is a great excuse to eat two muffins!

This is one of those great mix everything together in one bowl recipes. Just grab a large mixing bowl and get started! Just be sure to grease the muffin tins well (or use liners).

All Bran Cereal Pumpkin Muffin Ingredient List

Pumpkin, canned

Eggs

Sugar

Vegetable Oil

All Bran Cereal

Flour

Salt

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Ground Cinnamon

Allspice

Ground Cloves

Ground Ginger

Chocolate Chips

 

Mama Griggs's Pumpkin Bran Muffins are full of flavor - and chocolate chips - and are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert.

How to Make Pumpkin Muffins with Bran Cereal

For the full recipe and ingredient list for chocolate chip pumpkin muffins with bran, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Mix together sugar, eggs, pumpkin, vegetable oil.
  2. Add the bran cereal, and let set for 5 minutes.
  3. To the wet mixture, add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger and allspice.  Stir until completely combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill greased (or lined) cupcake tins two-thirds full with batter. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes clean.

 

What spices smell and taste like fall?

There’s nothing that smells like fall than a blend of spiced goodness baked into your favorite dessert.  Here’s a list of the top spices that scream fall.

  • Cinnamon (sticks or ground)
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Ground Ginger

Notes About Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips:

  • All Bran is a type of cereal found in the cereal aisle at the supermarket.  All Bran is high in fiber.
  • Be sure to let the All Bran sit in the wet ingredients for 5 minutes. This allows the bran cereal to soften. Skipping this step will result in crunchy muffins.
  • Use canned pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie filling.
  • These All Bran Pumpkin muffins are a great option for the Foods project in 4-H.
  • If you don’t have any all-bran cereal in the house, try this version of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.
  • Have extra All Bran, try these Double Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins too.
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Mama Grigg's Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Mama Griggs's Pumpkin Bran Muffins with chocolate chips are full of flavor and are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all bran pumpkin muffins, Pumpkin Bran Muffins, Pumpkin Muffins with Bran Cereal, Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all bran cereal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix sugar, eggs, pumpkin, oil and all bran cereal together in a large bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
    All Bran Pumpkin Muffins are an easy pumpkin muffin with chocolate chips. They taste great and are high in fiber.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until combined.
    All Bran Pumpkin Muffins are an easy pumpkin muffin with chocolate chips. They taste great and are high in fiber.
  • Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full with batter.
    All Bran Pumpkin Muffins are an easy pumpkin muffin with chocolate chips. They taste great and are high in fiber.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    All Bran Pumpkin Muffins are an easy pumpkin muffin with chocolate chips. They taste great and are high in fiber.

Notes

  • All Bran is a type of cereal found in the cereal aisle at the supermarket.  All Bran is high in fiber. 
  • Be sure to let the All Bran sit in the wet ingredients for 5 minutes. This allows the bran cereal to soften.  Skipping this step will result in crunchy muffins.
  • Use canned pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie filling.
  • If you don't have any all-bran cereal in the house, try this version of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.
  • These All Bran Pumpkin muffins are a great option for the Foods project in 4-H. 

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