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 February 1, 2017

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