Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins
1 cup/ 240 ml old-fashioned oatmeal, not instant
1/2 cup/ 125ml unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup/ 125ml canned pumpkin
2 large egg whites + one egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp + 1 tsp/ 35ml canola oil
1 Tbsp/ 15ml double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp/ 2.5ml baking soda
1 tsp/ 5ml cinnamon
1/4 tsp/ 1.25ml ground nutmeg
1 tsp/ 5 ml pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup/ 125ml milk or milk alternative or 1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup/ 125ml amaranth or quinoa flour or flour of your choice (I use quinoa)
1/4 cup / 60ml whole wheat flour
1/4 cup/ 60ml maple sugar flakes (I cannot find these so I use organic Turbinado sugar)
1/2 cup/ 125ml dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/ 190 degrees C. Line muffine tray with non fat cooking spray or line with silicone liners.
2. Combine oatmeal, pumpkin, applesauce, juice or milk, eggs and oil. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
3. Measure and mix dry ingredients. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Add dry fruit to mixture. Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until light brown on top
Alternative: If you don't have pumpkin you can use sweet potato. Simply microwave the sweet potato and let it cool. Remove the skin and mash the flesh. Measure out the required quantity. Voila!
This recipe is courtesy of Tosca Reno from the Eat-Clean Diet cookbook
I will be back to talk more about this Eat-Clean Diet but I can say this... it is a change of life, not a "Diet" and every recipe I have tried has been absolutely FABULOUS to this point... I am even making the recipes again and again so that says it all doesn't it!
I hope you have a chance to try these delicious and nutritious muffins while I am away! I will return soon with more facts, food and fun!
See you really soon