Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Pumpkin Heart Muffins
I am still on my quest for the perfect portable snack food. Enter the healthy pumpkin muffin! I found this recipe here although it originally comes from a cookbook for kids (perfect for me)! It is the season of eating pumpkin baked goods so I decided to give it a try.
As usual I didn't have raisins on hand so I needed a substitution. I am not sure when I decided that vegan chocolate chips were the best substitution for raisins but that is my decision and I am sticking to it. Here is the dough all mixed up and looking good:
I bought these cute heart-shaped muffin holders this morning. I have actually had my eye on them for awhile now and this morning I decided to splurge a little and get them. I was hoping for some heart shaped muffin magic:
Well, they didn't really come out heart shaped. I think that has a lot to do with the recipe and not a lot to do with the containers. The muffins were quite good though and each muffin has 200% of your vitamin A requirement for the day. Perfect portable snack food.
I figured out the nutritional information of the recipe including the chocolate chips I used. This recipe made 12 muffins.
Nutritional Information (for 1 muffin): Calories: 129, Fat: 0.8g, Protein: 3g, Fiber: 3g, Vitamin A: 217%, Manganese 31%, Selenium: 21%