Spicy Pumpkin Muffins

Makes 10 servings.


¾ cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1 cup Splenda Granular
6 tablespoons buttermilk
3 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg + 1 large egg white
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon salt

Spicy Pumpkin Muffins


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 10 standard muffin cups in tin with nonstick baking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the first 7 ingredients (pumpkin through eggs). Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Stir; make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the pumpkin mixture. With a large spoon or spatula, stir just until blended.
4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 150
Fat 5g (0g saturated)
Carbohydrate 22g
Fiber 1g
Protein 4g
Sodium 180mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 ½ Carbohydrate, 1 Fat
WW point comparison: 3 points

Additional comments:

If you're looking for a recipe to serve during the fall or winter holidays, these delicious muffins are a perfect choice. Dark and spicy they combine the great taste of pumpkin bread with a hint of gingerbread. You may also spoon this batter into 2-3 mini-loaf pans and baking them at 350ºF for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when placed into the center of the loaf.

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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