Easy 80-calorie Pumpkin Muffins

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Is it Friday yet? My sister and her fiancé are visiting Springfield this weekend so I’m eager for the week to fly by! I also have a test this week so that might be contributing to my impatience too.

Today I want to share a really easy, really healthy recipe with you. I created this recipe on a whim, mostly because it’s September and I need all the pumpkin.

They’re only 80 calories a pop when you make 12 muffins from this batter, which is insane to me! (NOT mini muffins!) Also, each only has 3 grams of sugar. So WARNING, don’t expect these to be very sweet. Of course add sweetener of your choice (or chocolate chips would be fab) if you want a sweeter treat, but I wanted to keep these low sugar.

TIP: top these with a little bit of cookie butter from Trader Joes and microwave for 20 seconds. SO. GOOD. Jake tasted them both with this addition and without, and said they are a lot better warmed up (and the cookie butter doesn’t hurt either)!

I wanted to make a good-for-you version of the fall treats that swarm our cabinets because they jump into your cart at the store. (Oh, wait… is that just me?) I think I succeeded, and want to make another batch with chocolate chips ASAP!

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80-Calorie Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened original/vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Optional: chocolate chips, extra cinnamon, walnuts/pecans, etc.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First combine and mix dry ingredients (oat flour, protein powder, cinnamon, and baking soda).

Then, add wet ingredients (pumpkin, milk, applesauce) to dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Add liners to muffin pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Fill muffin tins all the way full.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, checking at 20 minutes to make sure you don’t over-cook them.


 

I hope you try these out and enjoy! They would be so easy to add your own twist to, too. Also, they’re pretty fool-proof, as I like to make things that are seriously easy. So I pinky-promise you can make these.

Have a great rest-of-the-week! I’ll be back to chat on Friday!

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