It is Halloween! While the kids are knocking on your door step for tricks and treats you can make your own, Healthy Chia Walnut Pumpkin Muffins. HealthKitchen has used whole wheat flour, natural sweeteners, added healthy chia seeds, walnuts, and cinnamon to this recipe. These muffins won't be as sweet as the treats you'll be handing out to the kids, but they sure will taste delicious with some hot tea. We hope you have a safe Halloween.
~From all of us at HealthKitchen!
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or Trader Joe's GF flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin puree 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 3/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) ½ cup raisins 4 tablespoons chia seeds
Tools: 2 large mixing bowls 1 wooden spoon Measuring cups and spoons Cupcake tins Cupcake liners
Pre-heat oven to 350°
Mix the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds, baking soda, and salt) in a large bowl
In the other large bowl mix the wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, eggs, olive oil, maple syrup, and vanilla) together
Fold the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients
Fold in walnuts and raisins
Place cupcake liners in the cupcake tins and place ¼ cup muffin mixture into each liner
Sprinkle a few chia seeds and walnuts on top if desired
Place in oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center of the muffin with no batter stuck to it
Remove from oven and when cool enough remove muffins from tins and allow them to cool before eating or storing