There are some things in life you just never get sick of. Like you favorite pair of jeans, or that old t-shirt you should have thrown away long ago but it's just too darn comfortable. The same goes for certain foods. And believe me, I have a long list of them! One of my top picks is pumpkin. Thanks goodness for that because pumpkin has some seriously impressive health benefits.
In just one cup of pumpkin, you receive over 200% of the daily recommendation of Vitamin A. Pumpkin is also a great source of fiber as it has 3 grams for every 1 cup serving. And in one cup, you are only consuming 49 calories. Do you know what that means? You are staying full for a longer amount of time on only a small amount of calories. So if you are looking to lose a couple of pounds, pumpkin is an excellent thing to add into your meals. Pumpkin has powerful carotenoids that have been linked to preventing cancer and keeping our skin in top notch condition. And after a good workout, pumpkin is something to consider eating as it provides more potassium than the legendary banana. Potassium is important because it helps balance our electrolytes and provides nutrients to our muscles for optimal performance.
So knowing all of that, I wanted to share with you a delicious pumpkin muffin recipe that you are going to love. These muffins are flavorful, moist, and are super satisfying. They make a perfect breakfast or snack because all you have to do is grab one and go. You can swap the chocolate chips for raisins, or just make plain pumpkin muffins without any add-ins. This recipes makes 2 dozen muffins. They should be stored in your refrigerator. You can also freeze them for longer storage.
3 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 can pumpkin purée
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place muffin liners in a muffin pan.
2. Combine almond flour, coconut flour, spices, sea salt, and baking soda in a large bowl and thoroughly combine.
3. In another bowl, combine eggs, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and pumpkin. Mix well.
4. Combine dry and wet ingredients, and then add chocolate chips.
5. Once the batter is mixed well, fill the muffin cups almost to the top as the batter doesn't expand much while baking. You will want to press the batter down into the cups as well.
6. Bake the muffins for 30 minutes. Enjoy them hot or allow them to cool. Makes 2 dozen muffins. Store in your refrigerator.