CE: Pumpkin oat muffins

I love that autumn goes on and on… I get to start celebrating fall food on September 1st, and can enjoy potatoes, apple dishes, everything pumpkin, and other comfort foods through Thanksgiving!

I had made pumpkin-black bean quesadillas (which I still need to post!) last week, and had a little less than half of a can of pumpkin in the fridge to use. I saw these on TPOX’s website last week, and felt the need to do something productive after sitting around all day. I made some adjustments, including halving the recipe, and would have liked these to be a bit sweeter. I think next time I’ll try 3 T of agave nectar, 1-2 T honey, and 1 T molasses.

IMG_1516

Pumpkin Banana Oat Muffins
Adapted from Proceed With Caution
Makes 9 large muffins

Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 T steel-cut oats
1 T wheat bran
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
1/3 of a 15 oz. pumpkin puree
3 T. unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 T agave nectar
1 T blackstrap molasses
2 T dark brown sugar

Sprinkled on top:
ground pecans
dark brown sugar

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Spray with cooking spray
-Combine flours, bran, oats, baking powder, spices, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
-Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat until smooth.
-Gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined – use a spoon or spatula, not a whisk
-Spoon into prepared pans or tins; sprinkle with topping ingredients if desired.
-Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
-Let muffins sit for 5 minutes; remove from pans and let cool on a rack or plate.

IMG_1518

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Breads, Breakfast, Clean Eating

One response to “CE: Pumpkin oat muffins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s