Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Muffin season may be slowly winding down with the rising temperatures, but a chill breeze this morning called for muffins.

Based on Better Homes and Gardens pumpkin bread recipe, numerous tweaks have left this recipe practically unrelated. Healthy, but still very yummy!

Everything tastes better “mini sized”—at least in my daughter’s opinion. If you have kids a mini muffin pan is a worth-while investment. Not only are mini muffins much easier (and more fun) to eat, but you eliminate the “half-eaten-muffin-syndrome”.

Not only do we make mini muffins, but every time I make anything in the kitchen, my little helper wants to bake some in her little bread pan. What better way to encourage her to want to help?

This recipe makes enough for 18 regular muffins or 24 mini muffins and a mini loaf.

½ cup coconut oil
½ cup honey
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin or sweet potato (Either works great. I generally do half and half)
1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
½ cup water

Combine oil and honey. Add eggs and pumpkin or sweet potato; mix well. Mix dry ingredients together. Alternate adding dry ingredients and water.

Spoon into well greased pans. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 350 for 8-15 minutes (depending on size) or until the center of muffin is no longer sticky.

They freeze wonderfully.

part of Tasty Tuesday and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

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  1. kristin says

    Yummy! I love that you are a coconut oil user! And I have pumpkin puree in my freezer to use up from last fall too! I also have little helpers that just happen to be boys and some girl is going to be very pleased one day with all of their sweet little kitchen skills.

    • anna says

      So fun! My little boy is 8 months and already wants in on the action. And yes, what wife wouldn’t love that?

    • anna says

      Thanks. 🙂 I love coconut oil. It works as a substitute for both butter and other oils. Unlike many oils, it doesn’t break down at higher heats and works to balance weight (up or down) I love it. Sometimes you can detect a slight coconut flavor, but it’s very mild.

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