“Pump” It Up!

by Jenn (eating bender) on May 2, 2008

So after watching an amazing episode of Grey’s Anatomy and doing some reading for a class, I decided I should bake. I bought a can of pumpkin during the winter thinking I would use it for something, but I opened our pantry tonight and there it was, still unopened. At first I was going to make mini muffins to have as a snack option. In the end, however, I decided to go all the way and make six big muffins that I can have for breakfast options instead! I’ve dubbed them “Pump” It Up Muffins – thanks to the extra “power” provided by oats and flax. I hope that’s a somewhat original name!

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate chips (divided evenly)
  • Cinnamon to taste

Combine ingredients in a bowl (leave out the chocolate chips at first). Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray and evenly distribute the muffin mix into each cup. Stick chocolate chips on top. Bake at 375* for 25 to 30 minutes.



So they look super scrumptious and all, but my favorite part about pumpkin pie is the crust. I thought to myself, what could I use to mimic the crust and still be somewhat light and healthy?

Two words: TEDDY GRAHAMS!!!!!!

A perfect imitation of a graham cracker crust. Plus, they’re adorable! :mrgreen:

Each muffin has 180 calories and 7 grams of fiber! Should help to keep me filled. I’m planning on having one for breakfast tomorrow with some PB – I can’t wait! Hopefully it will be another baking success story!

Sweet dreams :)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erika May 2, 2008 at 12:26 am

YUMM. I would have to use white chocolate chips.. but those sound pretty much amazing. Did you use the jumbo size muffin tins or just regular?


2 Jenn May 2, 2008 at 12:38 am

Erika, I just used a regular-sized tin. I like your white chocolate chip idea! Next time 😉


3 Jill May 2, 2008 at 1:46 am

I LOVE the teddy’s, but it’d be hard to eat something so cute!


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