Healthy Rendition : Pumpkin Spice Muffins

November 24, 2014

As much as I love my Pumpkin Spice Bread, my family seems to devour it in less then a day! I'm flattered that they enjoy it so much. But I cant seem to keep up with the requests. I keep telling them "I AM NOT TIM HORTONS".

I thought about it and I figured if I baked the recipe in muffin pans it might help out with portion control. Another thing I found was the outside edges were more crunchy as a muffin. I love the recipe both ways, but for packing lunching or portion control I find the muffins better.

However if I have guests over I will bake the recipe as a bread. I prefer the presentation of the pumpkin bread vs muffins.

Pumpkin Spice "Muffins"

Prep time: 15 minutes 
Total time: 45-50 minutes 
Yields: 12 Generous Muffins

  • 1 cup Oatmeal Flour 
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 Tapioca Flour
  • 1/2 loosely packed brown sugar ( or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin purée ( Canned or from Scratch)
  • 1/2 cup pureed carrots or sweet potatoes ( Baby food works as well)
  • 3 tbsp. no sugar added maple syrup (or honey, agave or similar natural sugar)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, almonds and pecans
  • 1/2 Fiber One Cereal (Optional, I need the extra fiber )
 Cooking directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Muffins Pan works as well for portion control/meal prep.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flours, sugar, soda, baking powder, salt, and all the spices.
  4. Next, in a small bowl, stir together pumpkin, puree, syrup, and water.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, combining until everything is just moistened and forms a thick batter.
  6. Fold in chopped nuts and Fiber 1.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin

    pan and place in the center rack of the oven.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.




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