Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Flax Muffins

Still sticking to my baking healthy plan....sometimes I surprise myself. :)

I decided to do another pumpkin recipe since it's Fall. Something about this time of year almost feels magical. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we've all forgotten just how cold and awful Winter can be. The idea of sitting inside all cozy with a book and latte just seems like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Not to mention us girls get to wear all of our favorite boots, sweaters and jackets again. And since these muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients, you can get the taste of Fall, guilt free! ;)

  • 1 cup of Pumpkin Puree 
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of bran
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • *1/4 cup of skim milk or water - if required

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 12 cup muffin tin

2. In a large bowl or kitchen aid, mix the pumpkin, brown sugar, butter and eggs.

3. Add in the remaining ingredients, except the water, and mix just until combined. If you over mix pumpkin it can become tough. If required, add the milk/water to the mix. The mixture should be thick but not dough-like.

4. Bake for approx 15 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown and a toothpick comes put clean. Makes 12 muffins.

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