Recipe - The "Oh go on then, I'll just have a little piece" pumpkin oat muffin

If you must have dessert, you must have this dessert. If you know what I mean. Staying on theme of preparing meals, planning for functions and “hacking the holidays” with your health and fitness, this week's short and sweet (pun totally intended) blog entry comes with chocolate chips and peanut butter. For those days when you just have to have something sweet, or need something for the office party that you CAN eat and stay on track.

 

Pumpkin Oat Muffins

  • No flour - just whole grain oats

  • Protein

  • Fiber

  • Healthy fats

  • Vitamin A

1 regular muffin (or 4 mini muffins):

150 calories | 5g fat | 25g carbohydrate | 3g fiber | 4g protein

*compare to 1 regular store-bought pumpkin muffin (Whole Foods):

320 calories | 16g fat | 41 carbohydrates | 3g fiber | 5g protein

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree, 2.25 cups whole oats, ¼ cup almond butter, ¼ cup almond milk, ½ cup honey, 2 eggs,1 T vanilla, ½ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ tsp salt. Optional: chocolate chips to top

Directions: Put all ingredients (except chocolate if using) in a food processor and blend until at desired texture- at least 30 seconds. Fill muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins!

Simple as that. These guys are soft, unbelievably tasty and as inoffensive as something in muffin form can really be. 

Keep your eyes out for more recipes and tips to keep you full of all the right stuff this holiday season.

Recipe credit: Jen Olsen-Weedall