Healthy Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Want more pumpkin? OF COURSE YOU DO!

Coming your way, healthy muffins that bring together banana, applesauce AND my favorite… pumpkin. You can’t so no to that adorable little guy. :)

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I wanted to bring my fellow teachers a healthy treat to welcome in Autumn and what better flavor than Mr. Pumpkin. I packed these beauties into tupperware and found many willing taste testers in the teacher’s office.

Let’s face it, teachers are not shy when critiquing….well ANYTHING! :) The verdict?… 

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success!! They were a delicious hit!

And why not? These muffins have a wonderful texture and the addition of banana gives them just enough sweetness to make you do a little pumpkin muffin dance. Wheat flour, oats, zero oil and for those of you looking for a chocolate kick, I added dark chocolate chips to a few. Truth is, I like ‘em as is!

 I even turned a non-pumpkin lover into a pumpkin believer. Yup, these muffins can do that!

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Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 16-20 depending on muffin tins

Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • ½ cup nonfat yogurt
  • ½ cup sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until well combines.
  4. Spray muffin tins with nonfat cooking spray and fill muffin tins 2/3 the way full.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool in muffin tin for 10 min.
  7. Remove, serve and watch your friends fall in love with you!

Notes

*Go check out my homemade applesauce recipe. PERFECT for this one! :)

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 So go ahead… celebrate Fall, do your pumpkin muffin dance, and get baking!

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