Sunday, October 3, 2010
It's the Great Pumpkin Muffin, Charlie Brown!
We LOVE pumpkin muffins around here. And, as you can probably tell, I try to make everything a little healthier. I think this one fits the bill.
The Pumpkin Muffin according to A Desire to be Heard
1 can (15oz) solid packed pumpkin
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
1/4 c. oil + applesauce to make 2/3 c.
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. yogurt or buttermilk
2 c. white wheat flour
1/2 c. oatmeal, ground
2 T. flax seeds, ground
1/4 c. wheat bran
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
roasted, unsalted pumpkin seeds, optional
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease muffin tin or line with cupcake papers.
Using a hand blender (or other kitchen implement that will "smash"), combine bananas, pumpkin, whole eggs, egg whites, oil + applesauce, brown sugar and yogurt or buttermilk. Blend until very smooth.
In another bowl, combine flour, ground oatmeal, ground flax seeds, wheat bran, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Gently fold dry mixture into wet mixture--use a light hand.
Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Top each muffin with pumpkin seeds, if desired.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy! Makes approximately 18 muffins.
This is linked to Colleen's Kitchen Recipe Swap.