Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mighty Muffins: Pumpkin Version

I posted about the recipe for Mighty Muffins last month. I decided that with Fall on the way, it was time to make a pumpkin version. These muffins are so moist and delicious. The best part is that they are healthy and easy to make. Mighty Muffins are flourless and made with oat bran. Instead of sugar, the recipe calls for raw honey. I actually substitute 1/4 cup agave nectar for the honey. I have used hemp milk several times instead of milk. For the pumpkin muffins, I used an equal amount of pumpkin instead of applesauce. I also substituted vanilla bean paste for the vanilla extract. My next batch will have chocolate chips instead of raisins and walnuts. Hmmm....butterscotch chips may taste good too!!! Here is the original recipe:

Dee's Mighty Muffins
from OH Magazine

2 c. raw oat bran
2 1/8 t. baking powder
1 T cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
1 c milk
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 t vanilla
1/2 c raisins, walnuts and honey

Preheat oven to 400. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Add wet to dry and mix. Add rest of ingredients and stir. Bake for 10 min. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 10 more minutes.
makes about 10-12 muffins


VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, pumpkin muffins!! Perfect for the arrival of the autumn season.

I vote for adding butterscotch chips to the next batch!! :0)

Reeni said...

Pumpkin, another one of my favorites. I love your substitutions; butterscotch chips sound really yummy!!

Danielle said...

Yum, this recipe just screams fall! Pumpkin makes me nostalgic :)

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Anonymous said...

Yum! I've only made pumpkin muffins once but they were so delicious! Yay for ushering in fall!! :o)

Anonymous said...

MMM..pumpkin muffins!

And for the other post, I love the PB and J cliff bar, it took me back to childhood, too!

sportsnutritionliving said...

Those look yummy and you can top them with some pumpkin seeds and maybe add carob chips!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yay for the coming of fall, which means pumpkin muffins are in season again (if it's possible for a muffin to be "in season")

Joie de vivre said...

Meg, can't wait to try these. I love making healthy muffins to trick my kids into eating things that are good for them.

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Mandy said...

I’m sipping on a pumpkin spice latte right now and the pumpkin muffins sounds delish, I love the substitutions.

ttfn300 said...

Mighty indeed, gotta try those :)

miss v said...

it's pumpkin season! i'm so excited!

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