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Pecan Glazed Bran Muffins Recipe

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I love bran muffins with every fiber of my being. Even more than bran muffins, though, I love pecan glazed bran muffins. They are easy to make and a good-for-you breakfast treat that tastes like dessert.

Just place all muffin ingredients in mixing bowl. Preheat oven to 400F.

BRAN MUFFIN INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon

Mix until well combined. Set aside while working on the pecan glaze topping.

PECAN GLAZE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Place all pecan glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and give a few stirs.

Cover muffin tins with cooking spray (even on the top of the pan) and then divide pecan glaze between 12 muffin cups. Give glaze a stir in one muffin cup so that it coats the sides as much as possible then fill with a scoop of bran muffin batter. Repeat until all 12 muffins are ready to go in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until muffins are done with a baking sheet on rack under muffin tins to catch possible drips of glaze.

When hot out of the oven, carefully turn muffins upside-down on to a clean baking sheet.

Cute served with a pretty paper doily underneath.

Nutty and super sweet on the outside. Good for you on the inside. The kind of person I long to be. She is a saucy, well-balanced little muffin.

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Deanna’s love for baking and cooking first began when she sat upon a baker’s stool as a little girl. Her love for people grew in the midst of church potlucks. Today, she expresses these loves creatively through speaking engagements and food writing. Deanna hosted guests, including celebrities, at her award-winning B&B in the Snoqualmie Valley. Deanna has been seen on both local and national television with her Saucy Balsamic Burgers which knocked 'N Sync's Joey Fatone to his knees. Besides her children, Deanna’s mud pie is one of the most beautiful things she has ever created.

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