Fortunately I don't let our family fall into the trap of artificial pumpkin flavors. We like the real deal. So onto the bandwagon I go. Capitalizing on the everything pumpkin. But we're doing it the clean eating, natural way so I'll be whipping up a new pumpkin recipe each week using what I have in my kitchen!
This week: Pumpkin Vanilla Mini Muffins for the kiddos (and grown ups!).
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c quick cook oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 c flaxseed meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 pkg vanilla Shakeology (or vanilla protein)
2 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 c vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1 c pumpkin purée
1/4 c honey
1/4 c dark chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350* and spray a mini muffin pan with EVOO cooking spray
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix thoroughly with a spatula. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon into muffin cups and fill them full. Bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Enjoy!