Apple Sauce Pumpkin Muffins

 

screenshot_20181115-113029~23723105010485854977..jpgWith Halloween coming next week, there are going to be plenty of Jack O Lanterns to either be used or disposed of. How about making this tasty and healthy treat for your family with those left over pumpkins.

Apple sauce and pumpkin add incomparable flavor and plenty of moisture to these muffins. Wrap them individually in waxed paper and freeze to maintain freshness Be sure to actually use pumpkin puree as pumpkin pie fillings are usually loaded with sugar.

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cup Carbquick Baking Mix
  • 1 1/4 cup Splenda (granulated)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh made or canned)
  • 1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or line with cupcake liners.

2. Combine bake mix, Splenda, walnuts, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until nuts are finely chopped. Add eggs, butter, pumpkin puree, applesauce and water. Process until combined, scraping down sides as needed.

3. Scoop batter into muffin tins and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffins comes out clean. About 20 to 30 minutes. Cool completly in pan and then enjoy

This recipe yields 12 muffins at 179 calories, 10g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 9.5g protein 12.5g fat

For my Weight Watchers friends, these muffins will yield 8 Smart Points. however, they are a good source of fiber and contain no sugar to leave you with those crazy catb cravings which come from eating refined sugar.

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