I woke up early this morning- smooshed between my husband and our 5 month old- and decided I wanted to make muffins for breakfast. I have a recipe that I use all the time. It's kind of the family muffin recipe, one of my sisters and my mom use it. It's really good, but not really healthy...think 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of oil, white flour...they could be healthier. I thought why not try to make them a better breakfast option. This is what I came up with:
Rise and Shine Pumpkin Muffins
3 Cups Whole White Wheat Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1 Cup Honey
2 Cups Pumpkin Puree
3 tsp Vanilla
3 Eggs- I used Ener-G egg replacer
1/4 Cup water(eyeball it, if your batter seems wet enough leave it out)
1 Cup Chopped Nuts, Optional
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl mix all wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix well. Pre heat oven to 375* and cook for 15 minutes. Use a tooth pick to make sure they are done. Cool on a rack(if they don't get gobbled up to fast). Makes about 24 Muffins.
I was trying to get these done This morning so I had to through off my sons whole morning routine, he normally eats before he gets dressed but today he was all ready for the day before he got to eat. He gobbled 2 muffins and said they filled him up- this is unheard of lately, the kid is always hungry!
I am loving these muffins and the fact that my family is loving them too! Yay!