Yesterday, I made these super delish, HEALTHY, taste like pumpkin pie muffins. They have no refined sugars in them and use all natural and organic ingredients. I wish I could say all of my creations were that healthy! Ha!
I found this recipe on Tenley Molzahn's Sweet and Free page. Tenley was a former Bachelor contestant and lives a gluten-free lifestyle. While I don't do gluten-free, I do try to watch my sugars and refined carbs as much as possible. I'll admit, I was a little hesitant to make these as I thought they might be a tad gross, but they weren't- they seriously taste like pumpkin pie-hence the reason I'm sharing the recipe!
Here's what you need:
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup organic applesauce
1/4 cup organic honey
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbls. Chia seeds (I had no clue what these were until reading her blog. They are super good for you and don't change the flavor. I got mine at Trader Joe's for about $5 a bag.
I put everything in the Kitchen-Aid and mixed it for 15-20 seconds until it looked like it was mixed well.
It was my first time using the new mixer and I am in L-O-V-E! It mixes SO much better than my $10 Wal-Mart hand mixer! Ha!
I knew they wouldn't rise much, so I filled about 8 muffin cups pretty full-I sprayed mine with Pam spray and they came out just fine.
The batter was so yummy that even Gonzaga couldn't get enough! Ha!
|Don't worry, the bowl went through the dishwasher to kill any dog germs :)|
The muffins baked on 350 for about 30 minutes and then they were ready to eat! I ate one right away-it was just like warm, pumpkin, pie!
I figured the calories to run about 150 per muffin, but remember, it's all good calories and much better than all of the sugary pumpkin muffins you could make :)
Happy Muffin Making,