Oh, muffins. How I’ve missed you.
Thank goodness we were reunited this afternoon.
As promised, today I set out to revamp yesterday’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread recipe, fANNEtastic food style :)
So here’s what I did! It was quite the success, if I do say so myself.
First, I halved the recipe. I decided to make muffins instead of bread (due to time constraints… muffins take less time to bake!) and I only have one muffin baking pan!
The other changes I made were:
- Half the amount of sugar; brown sugar instead of white sugar because that’s all I had.
- Unsweetened applesauce instead of canola oil.
- Nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt instead of vanilla pudding.
- Whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour.
- Raisins instead of chocolate chips… but only because I LOVE raisins in baked goods, especially pumpkin baked goods. So plump and yummy :) I’m actually not a huge chocolate fan either. Is that weird?? I much prefer sweet milky things (ice cream, milkshakes), or sweet fruit things (tarts, pies) to chocolate based sweets. So feel free to leave the chocolate chips in obviously :)
So without further adieu, here’s my final recipe:
Pumpkin Muffins (or bread) of Deliciousness
(makes a dozen muffins)
- 1.5 C whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 C canned pumpkin
- 1/2 C raisins (or chocolate chips)
- 1/4 C nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites (this is equal to 1/3 C liquid egg whites from a carton)
Preheat oven to 350.
In two separate bowls, mix dry, then wet, and then combine, adding wet to dry and stirring gently until the mixture is uniform-ish.
Depending if you are making bread or muffins, either spoon the mixture into a non-stick (or sprayed with PAM) muffin tray or bread pan.
Don’t forget to sprinkle some raw oats on top to make ‘em look pretty! :)
Pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes (for muffins) or 75 minutes (for bread) and do a fork check near the end to test done-ness.
Mmmmm these came out really delicious. Great flavor, perfect amount of sweetness, and a nice, soft texture. Yum! Nutritious, too!
I had an Organic Chem study group this afternoon so I brought some of the muffins along with me for my classmates to enjoy. They were a hit :) (Hi to any of you reading the blog now!)
Give this recipe a try, you’ll love it :) If any of you have recipes you’d like me to try to healthify/revamp, send them my way :)
Time to get back to studying. Hope you’re all having a great week!