You are here: Home » Recipes » Pumpkin Walnut Bran Muffins Pumpkin Walnut Bran Muffins Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 12 servings Prep 12 mins Cook 25 mins This recipe creates dense, moist muffins. The optional toppings provide fun ways to dress up these muffins for special occasions. California Walnut Board PrintEmail Ingredients 2 1/2 cups raisin bran flake cereal1/2 -- (15-ounce) can pumpkin (about 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)1/4 cup milk2 large eggs2 tablespoons canola oil1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup packed brown sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon1/4 teaspoon allspice1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1/2 cup chopped California walnuts Instructions Preheat oven to 400F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a large bowl, stir together cereal, pumpkin, milk, eggs and oil. In a medium bowl, stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder and spices until well combined. Stir flour mixture and walnuts into pumpkin mixture. 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. VARIATIONS 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.