BUT - in recent years I have discovered that I like other pumpkin baked goods. Pumpkin bread: good. Pumpkin pancakes: good (here I go raving about those pumpkin pancakes again....). Heck, even a pumpkin spice latte now and then is good. But the best of all is pumpkin muffins. YUM YUM. I have an old trusty recipe that I've used for a few years now, but there's not much healthy in there (aside from the pumpkin). While that is probably why it is so good, I was looking for something with a bit more nourishment for the babes.
So, after a brief Pinterest search, I found this great web site I hadn't been to before called Carrots N Cake. It's written by an author of one of my favorite magazines, Health. After reading about her on her blog, I found that Tina is an avid runner who has maintained a weight loss for 6+ years. What motivation! I plan to read a lot of her recipes, tips, blog posts, etc. Starting with this recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin pie mix
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- Coat muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line muffins cups.
- Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl; blend well.
- Pour batter evenly into muffin tins.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Allow to cool, and enjoy!
With chocolate chips, they are 5 Points Plus per muffin; without chocolate they are 4 Points. Worth it!
And only a little but ugly, right? Much better than this pumpkin creation.