Low-Fat Pumpkin Quinoa Spice Muffins (Vegan) Recipe

Looking for an easy Low-fat Pumpkin Quinoa Spice Muffins (vegan) recipe? Learn how to make Low-fat Pumpkin Quinoa Spice Muffins (vegan) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by megstrewin

Makes 12 servings



Make sure to use pure canned pumpkin in this recipe and not pumpkin pie filling! You can also play with fresh pumpkin cooked and mashed, as well as butternut squash (fresh or canned).

Recipe Ingredients for Low-fat Pumpkin Quinoa Spice Muffins (vegan)

3/4 cup Pumpkin
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp molasses
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp ground flax seed
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp Pumpkin seeds

Recipe Directions for Low-fat Pumpkin Quinoa Spice Muffins (vegan)

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degre.es fahrenheit and spray/coat muffin tin with thin layer of oil.

  2. 2. Mix pumpkin, applesauce, molasses, maple syrup, lemon juice, and flax seed in a blender until well incorporated. (Feel free to use an immersion blender or good old-fashioned fork and elbow grease to mix this as well).

  3. 3. Mix flour, quinoa, spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour the pumpkin mixture in, mixing just until all dry ingredients are wet. Be careful not to overmix (a few lumps in the batter are a-okay).

  4. 4. Spoon batter into tins approximately 3/4 full and spinkle tops with pumpkin seeds. Bake at 375 degrees fahrenheit for appromxiately 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  5. 5. Let cool and enjoy!

  6. Note: I enjoy using chia seeds instead of ground flax seeds as my egg replacer, giving these muffins and even greater protein and fibre boost! If using chia, blend all the other pumpkin mixture ingredients first and toss the chia in at the end and just pulse the blender until seeds are fairly well ground (chia starts thickening so quickly it can sometimes gum up the blades in your blender if left in too long).

Categories

Vegetables, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snacks, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 61.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
132
Calories from Fat
18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.0g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
159mg
7%
Potassium
191mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
26.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
10.4g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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