Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

Overview

Bake hearty and healthy oatmeal muffins by using pumpkin puree to replace some of the added fat and lower the amount of sugar needed. Serve these muffins as a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or for a sweet snack anytime of the day.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line each of the wells of the cupcake pan with a foil cupcake liner.

Step 2

Combine in a bowl the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

Step 3

Mix in a second bowl the egg whites, vanilla extract, brown sugar, vegetable oil and pumpkin puree.

Step 4

Stir the oatmeal mixture into the pumpkin mixture until the batter just becomes moistened, but do not overmix.

Step 5

Divide the batter evenly among the 12 cupcake liners, filling each no more than 2/3 full.

Step 6

Bake the muffins at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until, upon inserting a toothpick into the center muffin, it comes out cleanly.

Things You'll Need

  • 12-well cupcake pan
  • 12 foil cupcake liners
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

References

  • Recipe Tips: Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins
  • Recipezaar: No Flour Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
  • Epicurious: Simple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
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Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor's in Arts in history from the University of Houston and is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists.