Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin

Loaded with fiber and vitamin A, pumpkin makes a great low-calorie substitute for butter or oil in baking.

While it’s definitely more popular in the fall months, I like to keep a can of pumpkin in my pantry all year long just because of how big of a nutritional powerhouse it is.  Just make sure to use regular canned pumpkin instead of pumpkin pie mix!

Pumpkin Spice MuffinsPhoto credit: Amanda Drozdz
Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin
Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin
Servings
1muffin
Servings
1muffin
Ingredients
Servings: muffin
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: muffin
Units:
Instructions
  1. Combine the oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a small microwave-safe mug or bowl.
  2. Add the pumpkin, applesauce and sugar, mixing until all the ingredients are well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using, saving a few to sprinkle on top.
  3. Microwave your muffin on high for 2 minutes and allow it to cool slightly before enjoying.
Recipe Notes

To make your own oat flour, run quick or regular rolled oats through a food processor or blender until they break down into the consistency of a fine flour. Because flour measurements and microwave strengths can have a little variance, you might have to adjust how much applesauce you add. Start with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) and only add an additional tablespoon (15 ml) if you find your muffin is coming out too dry.

Nutrients per serving: 204 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 315 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrates (20 g sugar, 5 g fibre), 4 g protein.

This Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin recipe is from Easy Flourless Muffins, & Bars & Cookies by Amanda Drozdz, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017.