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Pecan Glazed Wheat Bran Muffin Recipe

Pecan Glazed Wheat Bran Muffin Recipe

I love wheat 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.

Pecan Glazed Wheat Bran Muffin Recipe


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Wheat Bran Muffin

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 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 1/2 cup buttermilk

Pecan Glaze

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2  cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. After melted, remove from heat and add brown sugar, honey, and salt. Stir together until combined. Stir in pecans.

Coat muffin tins with non-stick baking spray 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. Place a baking sheet on the oven rack under muffin tins to catch possible drips of glaze. Bake for about 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched.

When hot out of the oven, place a baking sheet over muffin tin. Hold together then carefully turn muffins upside-down onto the 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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