HEAT oven to 400°F. Spray muffin C. with no-stick cooking spray.
MIX bran, pineapple with juice, milk and egg in small bowl. Let stand 3 minutes to soften bran. Stir in melted shortening.
COMBINE flour, sugar, pecans, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Make well in center of mixture. Add bran mixture. Stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill prepared muffin about 2/3 full.
BAKE 23 to 27 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
HONEY BRAN MUFFINS: FOLLOW recipe above, increasing milk to 1 1/4 cups. Omit pineapple and juice. Melt 1/4 C. honey with shortening. Omit sugar and pecans.
Calories from Fat60g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Vitamin D 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet