Healthy and Delicious Pumpkin Muffins

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healthy and delicious pumpkin muffins

Healthy and delicious pumpkin muffins that can be served as a side dish or eaten as a snack or a lunchbox treat.

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  • 18 MuffinsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 small pumpkin (smaller pumpkins are sweeter)
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 ounces oil, any kind, for baking
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinammon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. Cut pumpkin in half, take out seeds and rub inside with oil. 

2. Roast face down at 375 for about 1 1/2 hours until pumpkin meat is soft.

3. Combine all dry ingredients. Scoop out pumpkin meat and mix with other wet ingredients. 

4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients using a hand mixer or stand mixer. 

5. Bake in muffin cups at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Check if they are ready with a tooth pick. 

6. The muffins are great as a side dish. They can also be frozen in a freezer bag and placed in your child's lunch frozen. They will thaw within 30 minutes.