Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Our toddler can't get enough of these and neither can we! They're moist and healthy muffins that are packed with lots of nutritious ingredients. Sometimes I top them with granola or a brown sugar streusel. They're heavy enough to fill a little one's tummy and keep them going all morning long. Tasty and low fat!
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1 cup apple, chopped and peeled
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease and flour muffin tins (or use paper liners).
- Mix together all ingredients except chopped apples in a large bowl.
- Stir in chopped apples.
- Pour into prepared muffin tin.
- Add granola or streusel (optional).
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until done.
- Serve warm.
These muffins were wonderful and are so much healthier than most snacks we eat at our house! My son loved helping me make them. I doubled this recipe and used the topping from Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Pie # 83789 on half of the muffins. It would be enough topping for all of them though. Next time I would mix up the streusel first and put it in the fridge until it's time to put it on top. I would also cut the apples before you start putting things in your mixer. If you're like me and go down the list of ingredients, that holds up the processes in the end. Once you add the baking powder it reacts pretty quick, so I would probably add that last next time.
For everything this recipe IS, it earns 5-stars! It IS low-fat and it IS a lower-calorie muffin! It IS a way to increase fiber intake and get a little more protein, too, all while enjoying that "carb fix" that is so necessary for me!! A timely post as I work through the final stage of my weight-loss goal! THANK YOU!
For being so healthy, these were very moist and had a nice flavor. I couldn't tell there was pumpkin in them, but I enjoyed the little chunks of apple. I didn't top them with anything, but I imagine they become quite tasty if you do. These are muffins I wouldn't get hungry for regularly, but if you're on a diet (like me) they're nice little muffins to curb your appetite and keep your taste buds happy.