Thursday, April 21, 2011

I want to PUMP-kin you UP.

Just because its getting warmer, doesn't mean we have to put away the pumpkin people. Pumpkin is an ingredient that should be enjoyed at all times! Why?

1. Its packed with anti-oxidants (beta carotene)
2. Low calorie
3. High Fiber
4. PREVENTS WRINKLES (my personal number one reason I eat it so often)

Here is a delicious Pumpkin spice muffin recipe adapted from Bethenny Frankel.

You will need: Makes 8 LARGE muffins: 110 calories each!
1.5 cups oats (put in food processor to make into a flour)
1 can pumpkin
1 egg white or 1/4 cup egg beaters
1 tbsp maple syrup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
3 packets stevia (or 2 tbsp maple syrup/honey)
1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients. Put in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. Love the muffins, they look delicious!

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  2. made these today!
    THEY WERE SO GOOD :)

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  3. aww your blog is so adorable!! and these look so good. You're right, pumpkin is good allll year 'round.

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  4. pumpkin should be enjoyed at all times!! I just posted a pumpkin muffin recipe too!

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  5. so these are in those large muffin cups? for 100 cals? I'm IN!

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  6. YUM these look GREAT!! havent had pumpkin in AGES!

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  7. Check out my dim sum post at http://hongkongintern.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/having-lunch-in-good-company/

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