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Bet You A Million Bucks Pumpkin Muffins


I will bet you a million bucks that if you make these soft and spicy pumpkin muffins you will get “ooh’d” and “ahh’d” at from anyone you share them with, and you will never crave that bad boy coffee house pumpkin muffin again.

These muffins are full of warm autumn spices and molasses to make your taste buds very happy and the Greek yogurt gives them their moist and spongy texture without the fat.

See? Beautifully soft and fluffy!

Now I can’t promise that you will only eat one. They are kind of addicting, and if you are like me you tend to tell yourself that another one couldn’t hurt since they are good for you.

So here these little beauties are in all their glory, with their nutritional information.

Bet you a Million Bucks Pumpkin Muffins
Recipe has been mushed together from so many sources that it actually is legistically All Mine!
Makes a dozen regular sized muffins
Nutrional Info from Cook. Eat. Share. (Serving Size = 1 Muffin): Cal. 144  Total Fat 3.9 g. Sat Fat .59g Fiber 1.5 g Carb 22.8 g Chol 25 mg Protein 3 g Sodium 313 mg Potassium 223 mg

3/4 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 c. dark molasses
2 T. maple syrup
1/3 c. nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 c. canola oil
3/4 of a 15 0z. can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie spiced)
1/4 c. of nonfat milk
2 eggs
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1/2 c. raisins

To make the muffins: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your muffin pan with muffin liners.  In a large bowl, whisk together flours through nutmeg.

In another large bowl, whisk together molasses through eggs. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. Then add the last 1/2 of the dry ingredients and combine. Don’t over mix, just stir together until flour has dissolved into batter.

Add your chopped almonds and raisins and stir to disperse. Using an ice cream scoop (because it makes it very easy) fill your muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Serve with coffee…it’s really the perfect pairing.

34 thoughts on “Bet You A Million Bucks Pumpkin Muffins

  1. I’m totally lovin’ it!! There’s no need to gain weight being a blogger! Especialy with these healthy muffins!! And you bet, I’m going to be whipping up a batch of these this week! I normally swap out butter in most baked goods, except for certain cookies, for either applesauce or yogurt. No one really can tell the difference!! You are more the Baking Queen than I making some extremely irrestible desserts!!

  2. .They look so yummy!!! Missed you the other evening!

  3. Girrrrl, I am so with you – food blogging does not help the waistline! I’m not even going to say how much weight I gained over last holiday season 😛 Looking forward to your ‘healthified’ recipes! ohhhh to be a marathon runner…

  4. A muffin with only 144 calories? These sound great as it is but learning they are low-cal makes all the difference in the world. Thanks for sharing.

  5. OMG, yes. Total high fives from over here.

  6. Say it’s not true – 144 calories = a REAL breakfast muffin 🙂

  7. 144 calories ..count me in!
    I know what you mean about weight and blogging but hey with recipes like these maybe it can be done

  8. Okay, you may have convinced me. But you can’t go totally healthy… I don’t know what I’d do. Though, dark chocolate is considered good for you – so I guess it’s okay. 🙂

  9. Oooooh, this looks so healthy! I love all the ingredients in your pumpkin muffin. Molasses is such a great sugar substitute because it has some iron and calcium packaged in it. Okay, looks like I gotta try this one out!

  10. Those look really good, I’m not taking you up on the bet. I like molasses because of how it tastes, now thanks to Lisa’s comment, it’s my new health food.

  11. I have all of these ingredients on hand! MUST try this.

  12. These look fluffy and wonderful! Good luck going healthier – I could never do it. 🙂

  13. Healthy food is delicious too! These muffins sound amazing.

  14. Darn it! You’ve got me again with these pumpkin muffins. Okay, but how did they stand up to your citrus pumpkin muffins? Regardless, I’m making these. I need a healthy pumpkin muffin in my life. 😉

  15. Holy Cow! I am in L.O.V.E! Those are amazing! I’m afraid if I bet against the Oohs and Aahs, I’d lose my money! Wowza! I am SO going to make these (minus the cinnamon – allergic…dang it).

    You really hit this one out of the park!

  16. How funny that you state that because I just tried to make “healthy” chocolate cupcakes and they weren’t too impressive. Great post!

  17. Now I don’t have a million bucks but I definitely love the pumpkin muffins lol. They look delicious. I never seen so many pumpkin recipes before and I’m enjoying every one.

  18. I agree food blogging does not help to maintain a proper BMI thats is why I do work out at least 2 times a week, jsut looking at those beautiful recipes and photos are enough to make us fat LOL 🙂

  19. You are absolutely right. I have just bought a couple of new jeans…one size larger…I was distressed and my husband was trying to comfort me with chocolates…yesterday I gave 12 cupcakes to my in-law..I am done with cupcakes…too bloody sweet and greasy for me.
    Those muffins are killing me….;-;

  20. I enjoy eating yummy goodies – and it would be extra special to have recipes that do not add too much to the waistline. I look forward to seeing them.
    And those muffins look good – I know what I am going to try the next time I bake 🙂

  21. High five! I won’t be taking you up on that bet, cuz I know you’d win. I don’t care how healthy these are, I want one now! Pumpkin muffins are my favorite fall treat.

  22. I’m totally agree, it’s hard to keep up shapped and resist those yummies. The muffins looks delicious, can’t wait to try it out.

  23. I still think you should have taken the pear fritters to their doorsteps. Just sayin’… The muffins sound delicious though! I love how healthy pumpkin muffins are. The pumpkin provides so much moisture and subbing yogurt makes very little difference in the taste. We eat them year round and LOVE them!

  24. Geni, you are so funny, I always enjoy reading your posts 😉
    Your muffins look great, I love the shape of it…they are all puffed up…in different sizes and shapes…it is how we will be like after so much food blogging?
    Now going back to the muffins…I like the idea of raisins and almonds in it.
    Hope you hare a nice week ahead 🙂

  25. Wow, these look scrumptious!

  26. Nice work! I am also on the low-fat band wagon after too many cookies and dessert blogs lately. I blame the blogging too… nothing to do with the glass (or two) of wine I nurse while doing it.

  27. Umm yeah. There is definitely a food blogger fifteen that they just don’t tell you about when you start blogging. But healthy desserts can actually taste good, as you show with these muffins!

  28. Geni, oh yes, high HIGH fives!!
    After yesterday’s baking endeavor, dinner and the cookies that have been consumed, I’m SO ready to bake a salad!! I think it will be just vegetables for this family tonight!
    We’re needing a detox!!

  29. Argh, I really wish food blogging and diet could fit into the same sentence. Nope, not possible for me either. I just love food way too much. These muffins sure do look delicious though and I’m loving that they’re somewhat healthy!

  30. I’m a healthy foodie myself; LOL, but maybe it was because of my picky eats too:)
    I am not much of a pumpkin fan myself, but I do love muffins and healthy and low calories muffins just sound so ideal 😀

  31. As always I applaud your liberal use of canned pumpkin! Here’s a secret tip for cutting out fat in baked goods: you can substitute unsweetened applesauce for butter, Tablespoon for Tablespoon. It will make stuff a bit moister, but I like moist baked good.

    I’m scared of cooking with yogurt ever since it ruined my pumpkin pancakes a few months back. But I’ll try yours!

  32. Gonna try these gluten free… You go sister!!!

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