Healthy Pumpkin Muffins That Will Make You Drool - The Be Well Place

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins That Will Make You Drool

Add some seasonal cheer to your breakfast and snacks with these healthy pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is needed for good vision and eye health. It also has vitamin C, iron and fiber. Plus, it’s festive and tastes more like a savory dessert than a nutritious fruit. (Did you know you pumpkin is technically a fruit?)

Here’s a simple healthy pumpkin muffins recipe to try this season (or anytime of year).

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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Dry ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can pumpkin
Optional ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
    OR
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl. If you use spices, add them to the dry mixture.
  3. Mix wet ingredients in a separate large bowl. Add the pumpkin last once everything else is fully blended.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl. Combine until smooth and no flour is seen. Don’t over mix.
  5. If using chocolate chips or pecans, add them last and evenly distribute throughout the batter.
  6. Grease a muffin pan or assemble muffin tins. Also, grease the top of the pan to prevent muffin tops from sticking.
  7. Pour batter in the pan. Tip: Use a measuring cup to transfer batter without splooging it all over the pan.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes. Tip: Use a toothpick or skewer to test the doneness of a middle muffin. Insert the toothpick into the center of the muffin, then pull it out gently. If lots of wet batter remains on the toothpick, bake for another 3-5 minutes.
  9. Cool and enjoy! Noms!

Sources:
Live Science: Vitamin A: Sources & Benefits
Mayo Clinic: Fruit or vegetable – Do you know the difference?

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