Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

I modified this recipe that I found on my Weight Watchers recipe section.  Started off making them for Layla and realized these would be awesome pre-workout snacks to start the morning. They are a bit higher in carbs and protein than I typically recommend, but since it will be utilized as pre-workout, it will be a great way to start the morning with a boost of energy.  You can also use these as a healthy dessert.

Nothing says fall like the spice trinity of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon.  My house smells like Thanksgiving after cooking these!


  • 1 cup ground oatmeal
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2/3c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4c canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1/3c cooked carrot puree
  • 2/3c stevia
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3c unsweetened coconut milk

First make sure you have cooked carrots that you pureed in the blender. I always have some handy to sneak into my daughter’s food since she doesnt like to eat veggies

Preheat oven to 450 and coat a 12 hole muffin tin with cooking spray and line with cupcake wrappers if you like.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.  Then combine applesauce, pumpkin, stevia, egg, and milk in a medium bowl. Mix thoroughly.  Add both sets of ingredients and mix until completely incorporated.

Pour batter into muffin tins so each hole is about 2/3 full.  Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  1 muffin per serving.

Each muffin: 2 weight watchers points


About mandyfitness

fitness trainer and certified nutritionist ISSA Certified Personal Trainer ISSA Certified Sports Fitness Nutritionist MS Biology Clemson graduate student of Biology (Summer 2016) Spinning instructor Group Fitness instructor
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