Maple Pumpkin Muffins

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Maple Pumpkin Muffins

Muffins can make an easy, grab-and-go snack for families. Making muffins at home is easy and you get to be in control of what goes in them. During the Fall season I take advantage of all the fresh pumpkin I can get! If the fresh, small, baking pumpkins aren't available to you, choose butternut sqaush or 100% pure canned pumpkin (no added sugar) for a convenient alternative.

 

 

 

Pre-heat oven to 350F

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon, ground

1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground

2 large eggs

3/4 cup unpacked brown sugar

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1 1/2 cups pure, unsweetened pumpkin (or butternut squash)

1/4 cup canola oil

 

Directions

1) In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and spices.

2) In a medium-sized bowl mix the eggs, sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and oil.

3) Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined.

4) Fill greased muffin tins ~2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes

 

Makes 12 muffins

Nutritional profile per muffin: 225 calories, 6 grams fat, 35 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams added sugars, 4 grams protein, and 3 grams fibre

 

Submitted by Brooke Bulloch, RD


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