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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 21
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 99.0
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 146.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Pumpkin Chia Muffins

Submitted by: FALSETTI

Introduction

These muffins are delicious, easy to make and great for you. Enjoy them hot out of the oven and keep extra for lunchtime snacks for the kids (or you) during the week. Pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health. Current studies link diets rich in foods with beta-carotene to reducing the risk of certain types of cancer and protection against heart disease. Chia seeds can be found at some health food stores. (They are modification of the muffins fist seen Oprah by Dr. Oz) These muffins are delicious, easy to make and great for you. Enjoy them hot out of the oven and keep extra for lunchtime snacks for the kids (or you) during the week. Pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health. Current studies link diets rich in foods with beta-carotene to reducing the risk of certain types of cancer and protection against heart disease. Chia seeds can be found at some health food stores. (They are modification of the muffins fist seen Oprah by Dr. Oz)
Number of Servings: 21

Ingredients

    Chia Gel:
    3 Tbsp Chia seeds in 9 Tbsp Water - set aside for 15 minutes until they gel.

    Wet Ingredients:
    1 can (15 oz) organic pumpkin
    2 ripe mashed bananas
    1/2 c. egg whites
    1/2 c. unsweetened olive oil or 1/4 cup olive oil
    1 cup pure maple syrup or (1/2c. maple syrup and 1/4 c. agave syrup)
    1 Tbsp vanilla

    Dry Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups whole grain organic flour (may mix with up to 1/2 c oat bran)
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350.

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and spoon into paper-lined muffin or greased muffin tins. Bake for 2530 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Store completely cooled muffins in sealable plastic bags in the freezer.

Serving Size: Makes 21 Muffins

Number of Servings: 21

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FALSETTI.






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