Muffins are probably my favorite food. I just love them! The only thing about them is that they are usually high in calories which is not great because I usually can’t eat just one. Sometimes I try to limit myself to two, but sometimes I sneak in a third. They’re just so good! Warm, moist, deliciousness! And these pumpkin muffins are no exception, but they’re so much better for you!
To help my muffin cravings, I try to find recipes that are lower calories, ones that are a little healthier. I found these “better-for-you” pumpkin muffins in a Family Fun Magazine a few years ago and made them even healthier. I substituted the oil for applesauce and replaced some of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour. By doing that, I was able to knock these babies down to 170 calories per muffin! I feel pretty good about that.
AND if you don’t put chocolate chips in them, they’re just 100 calories per muffin! Score!
This is a great healthy snack in the fall especially with your kids after school or your little ones at home. My kids love muffins as much as I do and they gobbled these up. Muffins are also super simple to make. Let you kids help make them too!
I’m pretty sure the only reason my kids like to help me bake is so they can lick the spoon. 😉
Healthier Pumpkin Muffins
Adapted from: Family Fun Magazine
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