Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bran Muffins

These muffins are great as a super filling grab-and-go breakfast. The pumpkin and chocolate chips taste yummy together and serve as a tasty spin on typical bran muffins. These are thick, dense muffins and do a great job keeping you full for breakfast or a snack. My mom came up with this recipe and any time she mentions she made these I seem to turn up to visit within a day or so. It’s a not a coincidence. Thanks Mom!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bran Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins


  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ cup All Bran cereal
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Spray 12 muffin cups in a pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder and pumpkin spice. In a separate large bowl, mix cereal, milk and pumpkin. Let sit about 2 minutes to soften. Stir in egg and applesauce. Then add dry ingredients, chocolate chips and nuts. Stir until just blended. Put mixture in muffin cups and bake about 22-25 minutes.

MyWW SmartPoints per (1 muffin) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per muffin (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Source: my mom