BestLife™ Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 12 muffins


These BestLife Muffins are packed with fiber and are low in fat, providing a wholesome treat to eat—morning, noon or night! The BestLife Program was created by exercise physiologist Bob Greene, best known as Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer. recipes are designed to provide foods that fit within the BestLife program to help meet weight loss goals.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups wheat bran cereal
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350º F. Place rack in the center of the oven. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine bran cereal, water and pumpkin and let sit for at least 5 minutes.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, honey, sugar and oil. Combine egg mixture with bran mixture and stir till smooth.

Mix in flours, baking soda and spices. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Put a scant 1/2 cup of batter into each muffin tin. Sprinkle with walnuts and bake for about 20 minutes till tops are brown and a toothpick tests clean.

Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Round out with 2 teaspoons peanut butter spread on the muffin halves, and a cup of nonfat milk, and a few strawberries.

Nutrition Information per serving: 265 calories; 12g total fat; 1.3g saturated fat; 36mg cholesterol; 351mg sodium; 39g carbohydrate; 7g fiber; 7g protein; 78mg calcium

Recipe and nutritional information courtesy of


by C. Chelsea , on Mar. 2010

I agree, they are not worth the calories or fat. They are not sweet enough, and to make them tasty, you have to add more fat/calories to it by topping them with peanut butter or honey. They definitely taste healthy, but I'm sure there are better options out there. I was disappointed.

Not worth the calories!

by L. Linda , Wharton, NJ on Aug. 2009

Maybe made a little more healthy using canola oil & bran, but my family didn't enjoy and I did not think it was worth the calories!