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Healthy and Easy Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins

’Tis the season for everything pumpkin so here you go…. healthy and easy Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins! #recipe

Hooray for fall!

Did you know that….

  • Pumpkin is one of the vegetables allowed during Atkins’ Induction phase?
  • Pumpkin is chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants?

Pumpkin is chock full  goodness. You can tell by its bright colour that it’s going to be going to be good for you. Not only is pumpkin loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, it’s a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Overwhelmed with requests to make a pumpkin recipe! So here you go….’tis the season for everything pumpkin. Truth be told, despite the health benefits of pumpkin, I’m not much of a pumpkin flavor type of girl. Yes, I do love my squash but when it comes to adding it to dessert I think it gets weird. But I suppose it become socially acceptable to make everything pumpkin when Fall rolls around. 

Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins - Overwhelmed with requests to make a pumpkin recipe! So here you go….’tis the season for everything pumpkin. #recipe

The girls had a few friends over for a playdate a few years ago, and I was in the mood to cook, so I taught them all how to make….

Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins
Serves 24
Overwhelmed with requests to make a pumpkin recipe! So here you go….’tis the season for everything pumpkin.
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117 calories
21 g
9 g
3 g
2 g
1 g
52 g
152 g
12 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
52g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 9mg
3%
Sodium 152mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
32%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 3/4 tsp salt
  3. 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  6. 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup canola oil
  8. 1 egg, beaten
  9. 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  10. 1/4 cup milk
  11. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  12. 1 tsp good vanilla extract
  13. 1/2 cup trail mix (mine had cranberries, raisins, almonds, and dark chocolate)
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger.
  3. In separate bowl, stir together brown sugar, oil and egg.
  4. Add in yogurt, pumpkin, milk and vanilla to the egg mixture.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in trail mix.
  7. Grease muffin tin or use paper liners and fill 3/4 way.
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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117
fat
3g
protein
2g
carbs
21g
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  • Reply
    cathyo
    September 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    so many tasty treats can be made with pumpkin! Love, love, love it.
    Here is one of my favourite clean eating recipes: Ham, Cheese & Broccoli Casserole…YUMMO!
    http://mypursuitofhappinessandskinnyjeans.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/september-writing-challenge-29-recipe-time/

    • Reply
      Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Oh yum! Those three things are my youngest daughter’s faves!

      • Reply
        cathyo
        October 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

        this is seriously the best dish ever…a bit of work to prepare, but totally worth it. tastes amazing and makes lots, so there are leftovers!!! enjoy!

  • Reply
    Kayla in the City
    September 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    oh my god I want!
    here’s my recipe for pumpkin bread
    http://kaylainthecity.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/end-challenge/

  • Reply
    Rachel
    September 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Oh my YUM!! This looks so yummy!!

  • Reply
    MizFit
    October 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I used to write for atkins—-ID TOTALLY FORGOTTEN THAT!

  • Reply
    Kristin Stehly (
    October 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Oh man, these look delicious and I bet the boys would LOVE them!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Reply
    Steph
    October 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I think I’ll be seeing these in my kitchen next week!

  • Reply
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
    October 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    These are my kind of muffins! Hope you will add them to meatless Monday next week

    • Reply
      Janice
      October 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Oh yes, definitely!

    Healthy and Easy Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins