Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
Pumpkin Muffins - The Perfect Fall Treat
The air is getting cooler and crisp, the days are getting shorter, and Starbucks has their pumpkin spice latte in the window. This is the time of year when the pumpkin craving hits me. Although canned pumpkin is available year-round at your local supermarket, there is something about the warming combination of pumpkin pie spices that makes it perfect for the first chilly days of the season.
Below I will share my own pumpkin muffin recipe made with whole wheat flour. This recipe is packed full of high fiber pumpkin goodness, and whole grains - but still a sweet, moist treat that the kids love to eat. Try a batch at home and you will see - these muffins are wholesome enough for breakfast, and sweet enough for a treat any time.
I can not tell you enough how good these muffins are. My picky kids can't keep away from them and they are filled with whole wheat and Pumpkin - which in my book counts as a vegetable! This is the perfect after-school snack for those first chilly days of Fall...or any day! My preference for the add-in is white chocolate chips, but experiment with your favorites.
- 1 3/4 cups canned pure pumpkin (15 oz can)
- 1 cup butter melted OR 1 cup canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 3/4 cups white chocolate chips (or semisweet chocolate chips or Rasins or Nuts)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients (pumpkin, oil or butter, sugars and eggs).
- In another bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (including chocolate chips or other add-ins of your choice) and mix with a wire whisk.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just enough to combine.
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin top comes out clean.
- Want more pumpkin recipes? Here is another amazing pick that might just be too good to share with the kids, Pumpkin Latte Cake
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Since my daughter started school in September, I have made certain to have a freezer filled with her favorite muffins. Muffins freeze well and can be a healthy breakfast or after-school snack if you use whole grains and other wholesome ingredients - like pumpkin! I upgraded my baking equipment to make my muffin baking marathons more enjoyable. You should too. Here are some great picks!
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After the holidays pass it is hard to find canned pumpkin in the local stores. Stock up on this delicious versatile staple on Amazon.com. Besides cakes, muffins and breads, pumpkin is great in soups and even chili! If you have a dog you may already know they love it too!