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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Raisin Flax Muffins


Are you as obsessed with pumpkin as I am? These adorable little pumpkin muffins are packed with B vitamins, omega-3s, fiber, and the goodness of coconut oil! They are delicious, nutritious, and perfect for fall. Here's the recipe for you to try out; make sure to use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Ingredients
* = good source of fiber

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour *
1/2 cup ground flaxseed *
1 1/2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree *
1 large egg
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp. vanilla
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup raisins *
1/2 cup walnuts *

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, flax, baking powder, spices, and maple syrup in a medium-sized bowl.
1. In another medium-sized bowl, combine pumpkin, egg, milk, water, vanilla, and coconut oil, and beat with a whisk until smooth.
3. Slowly pour pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients. Stir from the bottom of the bowl until the dry ingredients are all mixed. Add raisins and walnuts.
4. Spoon batter into muffin cups greased with virgin coconut oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
5. Eat and be happy!

Calories: 235


Source: fortheloveoffiber.com

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