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Healthy and Easy Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins

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’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 - Overwhelmed with requests to make a pumpkin recipe! So here you go….’tis the season for everything pumpkin. #recipe
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Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins
Overwhelmed with requests to make a pumpkin recipe! So here you go….’tis the season for everything pumpkin.
Servings: 24
Author: Janice - Salads for Lunch
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp good vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup trail mix mine had cranberries, raisins, almonds, and dark chocolate
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.

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


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  • 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/

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

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

      • 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!

  • 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/

  • Rachel
    September 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Oh my YUM!! This looks so yummy!!

  • MizFit
    October 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

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

  • 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!

  • Steph
    October 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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

  • 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

    • Janice
      October 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Oh yes, definitely!

    THANKS FOR SHARING!