To make healthy pumpkin muffins, beat 1 cup canned pumpkin, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 large egg until combined. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix. Pour into muffin tin and bake at 250 F.Continue Reading
Dry ingredients include 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1 heaping cup of oat flour. For spices, add about 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Bake muffins in a muffin tin without paper inserts, spraying the tin with non-stick spray before pouring in the muffin batter. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. For a more moist muffin, remove the muffins from the oven earlier.
To make oat flour, blend whole oats in a food processor until the oats reach the consistency of wheat flour. For a more hearty texture, substitute part wheat flour mixed with unblended whole oats.
For a muffin higher in calories but richer in nutrients and antioxidants, add 1/4 to 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips or raisins to the batter before mixing the wet and dry ingredients together.
As an alternative to honey, sweeten using maple syrup or molasses.Learn more about Nutritional Content