As a very good friend of mine suggests, this is not fall, but pumpkin season. I too am a big fan of pumpkin almost anything! Here is a recipe for pumpkin muffins made with whole grain flour, oats and calls for less sugar than most.
Nonstick cooking spray
3 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 -15 oz can of plain pumpkin (not pie mix)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup of raisins
3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 2 -12 ct muffin tins with cooking spray. In bowl combine all dry ingredients. Add pumpkin, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir in raisins and chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Place batter into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 mins or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Makes 24 muffins.
These are also great with a little bit of low fat cream cheese spread on top. Enjoy!!