By: Elizabeth Katsion, Student Nutritionist
It may be November, but pumpkin-spiced-everything season is far from over. Not only is pumpkin a fall favorite for Halloween decor and of course pie, but is chock-full of nutrients. Pumpkins are a squash and come with all the benefits. Vitamin E, all the B vitamins, Fiber, Potassium, and Phosphorus! Pumpkin's powerful punch also helps improve your dim-light eyesight, keep skin wrinkle free, and is a powerful force against cancer.
So to protect and improve your health this fall season, here is another pumpkin recipe that can be a great snack or breakfast on the go!
With only a 30 minute prep time and equipped with healthy fats, fiber and protein, this pumpkin snack brings a festive punch.
Recipe from Slender Kitchen--Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 cup Almond milk, unsweetened (or milk of your choice)
- 2 Eggs (can use applesauce as a replacement to make these vegan)
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
- Once combined, add the oats, chocolate chips and baking powder.
- Stir until combined. Pour into standard muffin tin.
- bake for 18-20 minutes, ENJOY!
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