Monday, October 8, 2012

makin' it monday // pumpkin walnut muffins

yes, i know i already posted a project for today but i tried a recipe over the weekend that i HAD to share! these muffins are so yummy and toddler approved. we eat them plain, toast them with a little butter, or spread on some cream cheese/peanut butter/almond butter. anyway you try it, these are great! PLUS, they are clean and vegan - everyone can have some :)

*note: i adapted my version from this recipe.

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 egg whites
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (i used libby's)
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans, peanuts, etc. whatever you prefer) - OPTIONAL! if you have a nut allergy just leave these out. they are delicious either way!

- preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- mix all ingredients in one large bowl using an electric mixer.
- pour batter into a greased/lined muffin tin (i used a 12-muffin tin with liners. if you don't have liners, just grease your pan first with a little olive oil spray). make sure to only fill 3/4 of the way.
- bake for 20-25 minutes.
- cool and enjoy!

*makes 18 muffins

Get your kiddo involved
depending on your child's age, he/she can help you with at least part of this recipe. when i made these i measured out the ingredients first and then let norah pour them into the big bowl. she did well pouring what i asked her to but after her "job" was finished she lost interest and ran off to play ;) an older child could help you mix or even spoon the batter into the cups. have fun!

Sew Chatty

toastie studio


  1. Oh my! We just made paleo pumpkin muffins with almond butter and almond flour! So yummy! I just ate two more today! They are high in calories, but oh so natural and yummy! Oh, and I found you from the blog hop! Cute blog you have here and I'm following! -Jessica L


  2. I just made these because I was craving something pumpkin. They are delicious! I used golden raisins instead of nuts and I'm addicted. They don't even taste like a "clean" muffin. Glad I made these. Thanks!!!