Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

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This is a great recipe for those times when you have half a can of pumpkin left over. The muffins taste great right from the oven, but are even better the next day—if they last that long! Kids love them and it's a good way to sneak fruits, veggies, and fiber into their diets.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

  • cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • ¼ cup golden raisins (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line the cups with paper muffin liners.

  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, oil, applesauce, pumpkin, buttermilk, and beaten eggs and mix until well blended. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the raisins and pecans, if desired.

  3. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the muffin pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pan.

Cook's Tip

If you don't have buttermilk on hand, add 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice to 1/3 cup milk; let stand for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 163mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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