Double-Chocolate Bran Muffins
3 C wheat bran (divided)
1 C boiling water
2 C buttermilk
1 ½ C sugar
1 C canned pumpkin
2 ½ C flour (I used whole wheat)
½ C cocoa powder (I used dark chocolate)
2 ½ C tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)
Measure 1 C bran and 1 C boiling water into large bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and pumpkin. Whisk until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine flour, remaining 2 C bran, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until combined.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients gradually, while mixing gently. Add chocolate chips. Spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. Cool in pan for 5 min, then remove and place on wire racks.