Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins

The Holiday Season is officially upon us.  Who are we kidding? "Weight gain season" is officially upon us.
I found a recipe for some yummmy low carb pumpkin muffins. Just because you are trying to stay fit does not mean that you can't enjoy a sweet treat every now and then!

Here's what you need...

1/2 cup coconut flour (find at natural foods store)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canned pureed pumpkin
6 eggs, beaten (I like to use Omega 3 eggs)
3 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 pecans for topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Oil muffin pans.
In a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, place the pumpkin puree then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add melted coconut, honey and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, blend with a whisk until most lumps have disappeared.
Spoon into prepared muffin pan, filling each muffin 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden.
Place on wire rack to cool.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 127 calories, 7g fat, 230mg sodium, 11.7g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 5g protein.


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