Pumpkin season is here and what better way to start the day. These are so yummy, nutritious, and very filling. I make a batch a few times a month and stock my freezer. The perfect breakfast muffin for busy people. Even though they are extremely healthy, everyone loves them…Even kids! Each muffin has 271 calories, 15 grams of fat and 9 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 8 Green. For people on Weight Watchers, they are quite high in points. Eating half with a fresh bowl of fruit or some scrambled eggs would be very satisfying.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients for Muffins:
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
2 large eggs
⅔ cup canola oil or coconut oil
½ cup maple syrup or honey
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I used Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Coconut Milk
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free oats for gluten-free)
⅔ cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Ingredients for Topping:
¼ cup rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Using a standing mixing or a large bowl and hand mixer, add all of the ingredients. Mix until well blended. Add walnuts, if desired. Mix well.
3. Scoop about ½ cup full into muffin pan. Fill each to the top. Sprinkle top of each with 1 teaspoon rolled oats. Bake about 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Makes 12 muffins
Pumpkin, including canned, is a great source of beta-carotene, the vegetable pigment that the body turns into vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains a hefty amount of fiber, ample amounts of iron and vitamin C.
I used Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla, almond coconut milk. Most supermarkets sell it in the refrigerated section where other milk is sold. Or use your favorite almond or coconut milk.
For gluten-free, use a baking powder such as Rumford, Clabber Girl, Featherweight, and Bakewell Cream.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 9–Blue
WW Points Plus 8–Green
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
271 calories, 15g fat, 1g sat. fat, 31mg chol, 5g protein, 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 174mg sod, 14g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
247 calories, 1g sat. fat, 3g protein, 13g sugar