Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins




I'm a summer girl at heart. I love the beach, not wearing a jacket or having to bundle up the kids, and of course, flip-flops! My feet were seriously rejecting my boots the first day I wore them last week! However, fall...you had me at pumpkin! I embrace the fall by indulging in the many pumpkin-y treats this season has to offer. 

I like Chloe and Max to come home to a healthy after school snack. They both come have ravenous, as if they haven't eaten in days! This is when I introduce something new- giving them little choice to decline! Who would turn down a muffin served by a spider waiter anyway?




I wanted to make a healthier pumpkin muffin. I try to sneak wheat germ into anything I can because it's such a superfood. I used oatmeal instead of flour. Oats are low in fat, and are sodium free, cholesterol free, and preservative free. Oats add fiber, texture and a mild nutty flavor to baked goods. I had semi-sweet chocolate chips in the house and I knew the kids would definitely be more open to eating anything with chocolate!



Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (I use Mott's Medleys because it has blended vegetables in it)
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup of wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs pumpkin butter (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Line your muffin pans with cupcake baking cups- or spray the muffin pan with non-stick spray

Blend all the ingredients until mixture is smooth
Fill approximately 14/15 muffins with mixture

Bake 25 minutes or until tops are brown

These are even better the next day- so if you can, bake ahead! These don't just make for a great after school snack, they make a great breakfast as well!


8 comments :

  1. Those look TOTALLY delicious! :) YUM!-Ashley

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    1. Thanks Ashley! They are...and healthy!!

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  2. Who could resist a spider waiter? Also, beautiful shots! I'm so like you - total summer girl. I love tangled, wavy hair, a sundress and sandals or flip flops. That's it. Fall is...ok. We have brown boots and skinny jeans and flannel shirts. I dig that. I have certainly not gotten sick of pumpkin yet, and I doubt I will.

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    1. Wow- that is an amazing compliment coming from a photographer!!! Thank you so much- you made my day!!!

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  3. Wow! These look wonderful. They would be great with a cup of tea!

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  4. These look fantastic! I'm pinning them for later...maybe for later on this afternoon. :) Thanks for sharing and I'm wondering about trading out the wheat germ for spent whole grains from the beer brewing process.

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