Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A different kind of post...


Hey guys! As if you couldn't already tell, I'm kind of at a loss for post ideas lately. My brain has just been focused on other things (i.e. writing and the HOT, HOT weather!).

So, today, my post is going to be a little off topic. It's also going to be super yummy! (You'll understand why in just a minute.)

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite seasons is Fall. I love it for many reasons, like the cool crisp air filtering through my open windows. There's nothing better than opening all the windows in the house on a crisp Autumn day. The beautiful color the leaves turn just before they fall. Even though I HATE,HATE,HATE raking said leaves. But mostly, I love Fall because it's a perfect excuse for me to bake. Things like this, especially.

So today, I'm going to share with you my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Muffins. And you know what's even better??? These super moist muffins are low-fat and low in calories! And I promise, you can't even tell! (You're welcome!)

Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. groung cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 cup canned pumpkin (Canned Pumpkin Pie Mix can be substituted for additional calories.)
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with muffin cups and mist each one with cooking spray.
Sift the following ingredients into large bowl and set aside once finished: flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg.
In a different large mixing bowl, combine the following: yogurt, egg whites, and sugar. Mix until blended. Stir in pumpkin. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixtures and mix until no flour is visible.
Spoon mixture into muffin cups (I filled mine with 2 ice cream scoops per muffin cup), and bake for 20 mintues.
Viola! Beautiful, moist, Pumpkin Pie Muffins!
This recipe makes approx. 18 muffins and each is only 109 calories. They're super yummy, I promise!


I hope you all love the recipe, and if anyone else knows any great Fall recipes, please do share!

15 comments:

  1. UMMM THIS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE POST OF THE DAY!!!! YUM!!! Could you send me a batch please??

    I loved this post! Thanks for posting!!

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  2. Yum. Now I want to eat Pumpkin Pie Muffins.

    I'm so going to have to make these. Thanks Kimberly. :)

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  3. Oooo, love these! I've had a cake version of these. So delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    I love baking in the fall (and winter), too. There's something about the crisp, chilly air that makes me crave homemade goodies!

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  4. Oh YUM! You just made my tummy grumble. I love autumn in London - cool air, lots of sun... the only bad thing is that the leaves just turn yellow and fall off. Blah.

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  5. My son would LOVE these - thanks for the recipe :)

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  6. Thanks for the recipe!! I'm so making these!

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  7. I love fall too. Something about pumpkin pie smells and woodburning stoves and the change of leaf colors. Plus, my b-day is in the fall too.

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  8. These muffins look fantabulous! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. Mmmm! I love pumpkin pie muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie-- all of it! Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to give it a try!

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  10. Oh this makes me so happy. I love Fall food, and now I'm excited for Fall to get here!! Yummy.

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  11. Those look way too delicious. I'm totally gonna try this! Happy Fall to you!

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  12. Cool site, I hadn't noticed www.kim-franklin.com before in my searches!
    Keep up the great work!

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  13. Cool web site, I had not noticed www.kim-franklin.com earlier during my searches!
    Carry on the wonderful work!

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  14. I'm printing this, like, NOW! Can't believe I almost missed this recipe!!! They look sooooo tasty!

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