Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Healthy pumpkin muffins made with whole grain and healthy pumpkin. Such a great way to start a crisp fall morning!

Ingredients

For the Muffins:
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
For the Pumpkin Filling:
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

For the Muffin Batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by spraying tin with non-stick baking spray or paper liners sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, applesauce, almond milk and vanilla extract. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Stir until smooth and well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two additions, mixing after each addition just until evenly moistened. Set aside.

For the Pumpkin Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, applesauce, salt and pumpkin pie spice.

To Assemble for Baking:

  1. Fill muffin cups half way with muffin batter. Dollop a small amount of filling on top, making sure it doesn't touch the sides. Evenly divide remaining batter among muffin cups. Create a little divot in the top of each muffin using the back of a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and fill the divots with remaining filling.
  2. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack.
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Adapted from Love and Zest
Cooking Method:
Baked
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Pumpkin
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 mufifn
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 192

% Daily Value*
9%
Total Fat 6g
2%
  Saturated Fat 0g
9%
Sodium 205mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 15g
7%
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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