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Pumpkin Power!

Pumpkin Power!

It’s fall! From pumpkin patches to pumpkin bisque, we’re surrounded by this lovely orange fruit. Yes, pumpkin is officially considered a fruit. It’s a rich source of carotenoids, which help fight cancer. It also offers protection against asthma and heart disease. It’s also rich in anti-aging antioxidants. Would you like to boost your vision? One cup of pumpkin contains a significant amount of vitamin A, “which promotes good vision, especially in dim light,” according to the National Institutes of Health.

Today’s Recipe

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  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or brown rice flour
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon powdered stevia or 2 teaspoons liquid
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1- 15 ounce can solid packed unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Optional toppings: chopped nuts or raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 12 capacity muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices and stevia in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, applesauce, pumpkin and milk.
  • Add optional nuts and raisins if desired.
  • Mix wet with dry to combine.
  • Pour into muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until toothpick in center comes out clean.

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One comment

  1. Love it all, thanks very much for what you do!!!!!