Pumpkin Bran Bites

It’s midnight here, and I’m running some random shows on hulu.com and eating some bacon. I have homework and reading tomorrow… but I needed some time to blow of steam so I baked some pumpkin bran bites and packed them up into little containers and hung them with recipe cards on some of my neighbors’ doors. It might be a little creepy that I was tiptoeing around the halls hanging muffins on doors at midnight, but Santa does it too…. and at least I left little cards!

Pumpkin Bran Bites (adapted from Joy of Baking)

  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of wheat bran flakes
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking power
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients
  3. In another large bowl, blend pumpkin, eggs, yogurt, and oil until well blended
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined
  5. In a mini muffin tin (either lined with paper liners or brushed with oil). Spoon batter into tin
  6. Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

These muffins are moist, squishy, little bites. I love them!