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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 77.8
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.4 mg
  • Sodium: 279.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Low Calorie Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffin

Submitted by: MLUCE920

Introduction

I found a recipe for low calorie pumpkin muffins but the recipe called for Splenda. Living abroad I can't get splenda but I still like to make low calorie desserts. I've used plain sugar but have added the oat bran and applesauce and cut down on the milk from the original recipe to make these yummy low calorie muffins. If yiu want them a little sweetwe you can use 2/3 cup sugar and gain a few more calories or if you want them less sweet, 1/3 cup sugar is fine as well. I have cooked them each way and my personal preference is a 1/2 cup sugar. I found a recipe for low calorie pumpkin muffins but the recipe called for Splenda. Living abroad I can't get splenda but I still like to make low calorie desserts. I've used plain sugar but have added the oat bran and applesauce and cut down on the milk from the original recipe to make these yummy low calorie muffins. If yiu want them a little sweetwe you can use 2/3 cup sugar and gain a few more calories or if you want them less sweet, 1/3 cup sugar is fine as well. I have cooked them each way and my personal preference is a 1/2 cup sugar.
Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    1 Egg
    1 Can Pumpkin,(1 3/4 C)
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
    2/3 Cup Oat Bran
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    1 tsp Salt
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
    1/3 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
    1/3 cup Milk, (1%)
    1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 12-serving muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper baking cups and spray insides with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, eggs, sugar, vanilla, milk, applesauce and stir well. Sift in flour and oat bran, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Fill prepared muffin cups equally. Bake 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MLUCE920.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I doubled the batch, and added dried cranberries and dried currants. VERY GOOD. My daughter loves them! Great for breakfast with milk or whatever. Great flavor, great texture. YUMMY cant tell they are so low calorie!
    WILL make again and again! - 11/17/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I substituted almond milk and did 1/4 brown sugar and 1/4 granulated sugar. I also made pumpkin bars, instead of muffins. They turned out quite good. I'm thinking that next time I will decrease the sugar or try splenda and add some chopped carrots and/or apples to really make it pop. - 2/20/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Pumpkin Pie Spice:
    Measure 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into a small bowl or cup.
    Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.
    Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice or ground cloves.
    Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
    Stir to blend.
    Makes 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. - 4/12/11

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  • How can it make 15 muffins, if you only make a pan of 12.... - 11/27/13

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  • Glad I made a double batch. These are really, really good. And I've already got one child asking for seconds... - 9/16/13

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  • This muffin is a little bland, so I added a little homemade glaze! The glaze includes 4 marshmallows, 1 tblspn. of peanut butter, 1/8 cup milk, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and cinnamon and nutmeg. Icing should be microwaved until marshmallows are melted, and stirred completely. Ice over the muffin. - 8/6/13

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  • This is a good recipe, but it needs several improvements. First, the mix only makes 9 regular-sized muffins. Another 1/4 cup of milk should be added, along with 1 tblspn. of canola oil so that the mix is not as gooey. Each muffin contains about 140 calories and 3 grams of protein. - 8/6/13

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  • They were very tasty but I think I messed up. They were kinda gooey what did I do or are they supposed to be like that - 4/25/13

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  • I added 1/2 cup of milk and put in a little quick oats as well as a scoop of protein powder! As well as some sunflower seeds, ginger, and 1 carrot. 2nd time making it! So good! - 2/14/11

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  • I had a can of sweet potato, and no oat bran - I just pulsed oatmeal in my food processor. I'm sure it's not exactly the same, but close enough for me. Awesome flavor! - 1/15/11

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  • Very yummy. My kids, 4 & 7, love them. - 1/14/10

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