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Easy Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect pairing for your warm cup of coffee or pumpkin spice latte. These are a favorite with the adults and the children. They make a great snack or treat for breakfast! Easy Pumpkin Muffins on white plate

EASY PUMPKIN MUFFINS

I am trying to squeeze every last minute out of pumpkin season. My rule of thumb is that once Thanksgiving comes and goes so does pumpkin season. It doesn’t mean you won’t find me making a couple more bathes of these Easy Pumpkin Muffins after next week, but I know most people are moving on to things like peppermint flavored treats and Christmas cookies. 

Last week I shared a recipe for my Pumpkin Spice Latte, which I love making on those cool, crisp fall days. And what might you eat with your mug of pumpkin spice latte? How about a warm, delicious pumpkin muffin? I love making a batch of these muffins and having them on hand for my kids lunches, snacks after school or a treat for breakfast. 

Easy Pumpkin Muffins Three Today’s recipe for Easy Pumpkin Muffins uses applesauce in place of the oil, making them a little healthier. They also have oatmeal in them, which creates a nice texture to the muffin. I added walnuts into mine but you can leave that out or use a different nut in its place. You can also add raisins in to the muffins, which is often a kid favorite! 

DOES PUMPKIN HAVE HEALTH BENEFITS?

  1. Pumpkin is rich in nutrients including Vitamin A & C. 
  2. It is high in antioxidants which may reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
  3. The potassium, Vitamin C and Fiber may benefit heart health.
  4. Pumpkin contains beta-carotene. It gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color. The body converts any ingested beta-carotene into vitamin A. Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene may offer protection against asthma and heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration.

Easy Pumpkin Muffins White Platter

I will warn you that when you make these pumpkin muffins they will go fast. In my house a batch of these muffins is gone in about three days. I am feeding five people, but I am always shocked how fast we gobble these delicious muffins up. 

Easy Pumpkin Muffins on white plate

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Yield: 16-18

Easy Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect pairing for your warm cup of coffee or pumpkin spice latte. These are a favorite with the adults and the children. They make a great snack or treat for breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup milk{whole milk works great, or whatever milk you have on hand}
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and bakings soda. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine the egg, pumpkin, milk and applesauce. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just moistened. Do not over stir.
  4. Stir in oatmeal and the walnuts.
  5. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a cooling rack. Serve warm.

Notes

Sometimes I like to add raisins to these muffins. I do 1/2 of a cup.

You can also eliminate the walnuts or use a different nut. Pecans work great too!

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Saturday 15th of June 2019

Just wondering if you have the nutritional values for this recipe... fat, sodium per muffin?

Julia

Sunday 16th of June 2019

No sorry!

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