Pumpkin Muffins Recipe - Virtua

Recipe - Pumpkin Muffins

These light, tasty muffins are perfect for the fall season, and best of all, they are low in calories compared to traditional recipes. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp each: ground cloves, ground nutmeg, allspice
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
Optional topping: chopped nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease muffin tins (use oil or Pam or a similar product).
  • Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl (from flour to spices).
  • In a separate large bowl, add applesauce, pumpkin, yogurt, egg and sugar. Mix well by hand or with electric mixer. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  • Fill 12 muffin tins with batter, top with chopped nuts if desired.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle of muffin comes out dry. Cool for at least 20 minutes – serve warm or at room temperature. Store extras in freezer or in a covered container for 1-3 days.

Nutritional Analysis

(serving size: 1 muffin)

  • Calories: 120
  • Carbohydrates: 23.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Fat: 1.4 g

 

Recipe provided by Gale Cohen, RD, CDE, Virtua Nutrition

Updated October 19, 2021

Registered Dietitian

Make an appointment with a Virtua registered dietitian

The path to healthy eating is one phone call away.

888-847-8823 888-847-8823

You may also like

Learn How to Snack Your Way to Weight Loss - Virtua Article

Learn How to Snack Your Way to Weight Loss

You don't have to give up snacks just because you're eating healthy. Here are some smart snack choices – and a recipe for healthy potato chips to make at home.

Read More
Is Eating Locally Grown Food Healthier for You? - Virtua Article

Is Eating Locally Grown Food Healthier for You?

A trend that's here to stay is buying locally grown fruits and vegetables instead of produce that's been trucked cross-country. But are these local foods truly healthier for you?

Read More
What Your Gut Has to Do With Boosting Your Mood and Immunity - Virtua Health, NJ

What Your Gut Has to Do With Boosting Your Mood and Immunity

You may be using junk food to ease anxiety while you stay at home during the pandemic. However, these foods can negatively affect healthy gut bacteria that boost immunity and mood.

Read More
mom and two young daughters cooking healthy St. Patrick's Day meals

3 Healthy Takes on Beloved St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day Celebration with three healthier versions of traditional St. Patty's Day foods.

Read More
Irish_Soda Bread_th.jpg

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

This healthy whole wheat Irish Soda Bread recipe is a breeze to make and a delicious addition to your St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Read More
Shamrock_Smoothie_th.jpg

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Shamrock Smoothie

This shamrock smoothie recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients - and is a festive shade of green - to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a healthy way.

Read More
Showing 6 of 83