Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe & 25 Other Decadent (yet Healthy) Recipes via Caroline Kaufman


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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • October 29th, 2014

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Tis the season of the pumpkin. I’m officially obsessed. I love, love, love pumpkin and I could eat pumpkin dishes all day long. For example, Trader Joe’s has their amazing pumpkin Greek Yogurt, pumpkin butter, pumpkin mocha ice cream, and pumpkin cranberry crisps.

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They are all delicious. Let’s just make pumpkin everything! I’m game. Not only does pumpkin taste exquisite, it has carotenoids which are fabulous for your eye sight and skin health. So bring on that wrinkle-free glow while you enjoy all these pumpkin recipes.

Below is my Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe & 25 Other Decadent (yet Healthy) Recipes via Caroline Kaufman. Caroline is a fellow dietitian who takes the stress out of eating and has a wonderful blog. Make sure to check it out.

Here is my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Muffins:

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box spice cake mix (any brand you like)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp allspice, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, ¼ tsp clove)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl.

  2. Mix until all dry ingredients are moist.

  3. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cup and fill each just over halfway full. Bake for about 18 minutes.

  4. Muffins are done if a toothpick comes out clean after being stuck in the middle.

  5. Cook for 2 minutes at a time after 18 minutes if muffins still aren’t done, checking with a toothpick.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 192.1 Fat: 3.6 Saturated fat: 1.6 Carbohydrates: 37.9 Sugar: 22.2 Fiber: 1.0 Protein: 1.4 Cholesterol: 0.0

Caroline’s Pumpkin Roundup has 25 mouthwatering pumpkin recipes that include 3 popular categories from Bread’s & Muffins, Breakfast, and Dessert. You can find recipes for Pumpkin Granola, Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin Oatmeal, Pumpkin Crème Brulee, Pumpkin Spice Bars, Pumpkin Cookies and more.

pumpkin-pie-bar_thumb Photo Credit – Chocolate-Covered Katie (with permission)

One of my absolute favorites is the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars by Chocolate-Covered Katie. WOW! These bars are so sinfully decadent and they won’t hurt your waistline. The pumpkin bars are only 80 calories and 3.5 grams of fat per bar. They even have flaxseeds which are great for brain health.

Enjoy all these lip-smacking, yummy recipes. Viva the season of the pumpkin! And thank you, Caroline for the fabulous roundup.

What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin? Comment in the space below.

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

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2 responses to “Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe & 25 Other Decadent (yet Healthy) Recipes via Caroline Kaufman”

  1. I love this post! Thank you so much for mentioning my pumpkin blog roundup. I’ll definitely have to try your pumpkin muffin recipe!

    • Sarah Koszyk, RD, MA says:

      Your blog is awesome! Thanks for posting such fabulous recipes and health tips, Caroline. The feeling is mutual

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