Were you waiting for these beauties???
Eek!! It’s pumpkin time again folks! I have been seeing pumpkin recipes left and right all over the blogosphere and I couldn’t wait to purchase my first can of pumpkin. I heart pumpkin for many a reason, but it’s nutrient profile is not to be forgotten. Most importantly pumpkin is loaded with the antioxidant, beta-carotene, which may help to reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers.
I spotted this recipe for pumpkin spice mini muffins on Iowa Girl Eats and knew I had to make them immediately. I did change up the recipe a bit, adding in some whole wheat flour and eliminating the cinnamon sugar topping.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Makes approximately 16 muffins
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
- 1 all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 of a medium sized banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together mashed banana, vegetable oil, brown sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin and skim milk until blended well.
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients in three batches. Do not overmix.
Spray pan with non-stick spray or use liners and fill the cups to the top. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
OH MY GOSH…
This recipe just reinforces my love for pumpkin! And with the addition of whole wheat flour, it still maintains that tasty with a wee bit more fiber.
These were light, fluffy, and have the perfect hint of pumpkiny (yep, it’s a word ) flavor.
If you are looking for a bit more sweet, feel free to top them with cinnamon sugar. These hit the spot and took care of my pumpkin craving.
Other Swanky Scoop:
Speaking of my love for all things pumpkin, it was the viagra lowest price perfect time to sample Starbucks VIA Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee. After reading about my love of pumpkin on my blog (especially pumpkin spice lattes), the folks at Starbucks thought I would enjoy sampling their newest flavor of Starbucks VIA. It is perfect for the fall season, don’t you think??
I have never tried via coffee before, but I love the single serving.
The Starbucks VIA are a cinch to make as well. Via..Hot Milk.Stir..Enjoy!
Ok, so I did it out of order but got the same results.
This was delicious! The pumpkin flavor was spot on. I think adding water would work well in here. Adding milk yielded a much creamier flavor.
I can’t wait to use up the other two samples. A big thanks to the folks at Starbucks for the samples. And if you want to try it out for yourself, this seasonal flavor will be in Starbucks stores.
I hope you all enjoyed this post of pumpkin! I am sure there will be lots more pumpkin to come this fall. I hope you are all having a fabulous week. I am happy tomorrow is Wednesday!! Woohoo. Thanks for reading guys!
What is your favorite pumpkin treat? Have you ever tried Starbucks Via?
*disclaimer: I received samples of Via. My opinions are honest and my own.