Looking for a healthy, pumpkin pleasing snack for the fall? This recipe is sure to tantalize your pumpkin-loving taste buds and also help you keep tabs on the calories you are taking in as the holiday seasons start to approach. You can enjoy this sweet snack at a mere 50 calories per bite. If you are looking to take them up a notch you can mix in some walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts.
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 and 2/3 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon liquid herb (we recommend Herb Pharm’s, Cinnamon Liquid Herb)
- 1 and ½ teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 cup fresh Pumpkin Puree
- ¾ cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil (we recommend Dr. Bronner’s Organic Coconut Oil)
- ½ cup unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare mini muffin pan by wiping Coconut Oil to make sure the muffins don’t stick.
Whisk together ground flaxseed with water in a small bowl with a fork and let it sit for a few minutes to get to a gel-like consistency.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and combine the wet ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and blend well.
Fold in the liquid mixture to the dry and stir well.
Pour batter into the mini muffin pan by using a tablespoon and place on the center of the oven. The batter should be enough to make 32 mini muffins.
Bake for 10-14 minutes depending on your oven’s heat gauge and be sure and check a muffin before pulling from the oven the tool should come out clean.
While cooling sprinkle a little bit of Chia Seeds on the top to give it the extra health benefits for a daily fall snack.