Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Carrots & Blueberries

Breakfast, Leslie's Featured Recipes.
It's hard to believe these muffins have only 150 calories per serving. They're moist, colourful and taste great! Sold in cans at the grocery store, pumpkin purée has about one-third of the calories of pie filling, without added sugar, fat or spices.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Carrots & Blueberries

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredients
1 cup (250 ml) all purpose flour
1 cup (250 ml) whole wheat flour
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
1 tsp (5 ml) nutmeg
1 tsp (5 ml) ground cloves
1 medium egg
1 egg white (or 2 tbsp liquid white)
3/4 cup (175 ml) brown sugar
1 cup (250 ml) pure pumpkin puree
1 cup (250 ml) shredded carrot, about 1 large
1/2 cup (125 ml) skim or 1% milk or plain soy milk
1/4 cup (50 ml) canola oil
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 cup (250 ml) blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tbsp (15 ml) brown sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together egg and egg white until frothy, about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and whisk until ingredients are combined. Add pumpkin, carrots, milk, canola oil and vanilla; whisk together.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until ingredients are combined. Gently fold blueberries into batter.

Pour batter into 16 lined muffin cups; sprinkle top of each muffin with brown sugar.

Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until cooked through (when a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean).

Makes 16 muffins.

Per muffin: 149 calories, 3 g protein, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 11 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen