Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin

Loaded with fiber and vitamin A, pumpkin makes a great low-calorie substitute for butter or oil in baking.

While it’s definitely more popular in the fall months, I like to keep a can of pumpkin in my pantry all year long just because of how big of a nutritional powerhouse it is.  Just make sure to use regular canned pumpkin instead of pumpkin pie mix!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin
Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin
Servings
1muffin
Servings
1muffin
Ingredients
Servings: muffin
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: muffin
Units:
Instructions
  1. Combine the oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a small microwave-safe mug or bowl.
  2. Add the pumpkin, applesauce and sugar, mixing until all the ingredients are well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using, saving a few to sprinkle on top.
  3. Microwave your muffin on high for 2 minutes and allow it to cool slightly before enjoying.
Recipe Notes

To make your own oat flour, run quick or regular rolled oats through a food processor or blender until they break down into the consistency of a fine flour. Because flour measurements and microwave strengths can have a little variance, you might have to adjust how much applesauce you add. Start with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) and only add an additional tablespoon (15 ml) if you find your muffin is coming out too dry.

Nutrients per serving: 204 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 315 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrates (20 g sugar, 5 g fibre), 4 g protein.

This Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin recipe is from Easy Flourless Muffins, & Bars & Cookies by Amanda Drozdz, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017.