Whole Wheat Honey Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Just in time for Thanksgiving, another sweet treat that clocks in at under 150 calories per muffin.

Whole Wheat Honey Pumpkin Spice  Muffins

adapted from a recipe by Colleen Moir

makes 54 muffins

  • 4 1/2  cups       whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2  cup         packed brown sugar
  • 3      tsp              pumpkin pie spice
  • 1      Tbsp           baking powder
  • 1 1/2  tsp          baking soda
  • 1 1/2  tsp          salt
  • 6                          eggs
  • 28   oz can        pumpkin puree
  • 3/4  cup            light olive oil
  • 1 1/2  cup         honey

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin
pan, or line with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, brown sugar,
pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the
center, and put in eggs, pumpkin, oil and honey. Mix just until the dry
ingredients are absorbed. Spoon into muffin cups so they are about 1/2 full.

3. Bake for 12-14 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops spring
back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan before removing from cups.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 126
Calories From Fat: 34
Total Fat: 3.8g
Cholesterol: 23.5mg
Sodium: 175.4mg
Potassium: 94.4mg
Carbohydrates: 22.5g
Fiber: 1.7g
Sugar: 14.3g
Protein: 2.3g

Cooking Tip: Adapted from a recipe at allrecipes.com.  Original recipe
contained raisins and walnuts, less pumpkin, more oil.

Recipe Author: adapted from a recipe by Colleen Moir

Author Note: “The goodness of whole wheat flour and pumpkin sweetened with
honey. Plump raisins and chopped walnuts add to the wholesome goodness of
these muffins. Good for breakfast, brunch or snack!”


A note on serving sizes – My muffins are not giant muffins.  My muffins are not mini muffins.  My muffins are a reasonable 1/4-cup-of-batter muffins.  I have no qualms about sending one off to school as a snack but they sure won’t win any ‘my mom bakes the biggest muffins’ contests!


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