Pumpkin Walnut Bran Muffins

California Walnut Board
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins


2 1/2cups raisin bran flake cereal
1/2-- (15-ounce) can pumpkin (about 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
1/4cup milk
2large eggs
2tablespoons canola oil
1cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup packed brown sugar
2teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2teaspoons cinnamon
1/4teaspoon allspice
1/8teaspoon nutmeg
1/2cup chopped California walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. 

  2. In a large bowl, stir together cereal, pumpkin, milk, eggs and oil. 

  3. In a medium bowl, stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder and spices until well combined. Stir flour mixture and walnuts into pumpkin mixture. 

  4. Scoop batter into muffin cups. If desired, add cheese filling and walnut crunch as directed below. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted through side of muffin top comes out clean.



Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

¼ cup cream cheese

¼ cup powdered sugar

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients. Place a heaping teaspoon of filling on top of muffin batter before baking. Top with Walnut Crunch, if desired.

Walnut Crunch Muffins

¼ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup chopped California walnuts

1 ½ teaspoons butter

Combine all ingredients. Sprinkle on top of muffin batter before baking.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Potassium 170mg
  • Carbohydrate 33g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 35%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 15%