Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Whole wheat pumpkin muffins

Morning friends! I had intended on posting pictures from our amazing 3 day weekend at my parents lakehouse but today is chaos. For those of you outside of Texas, not sure if you've heard but Central Texas (a neighborhood in North Austin and a town South of Austin called Bastrop) have been devastated by wildfires this weekend. Many people from my work live in the neighborhood and have been evacuated since Sunday. Hundreds of homes have been lost and the Bastrop fire is 0% contained as of today. Please keep those families, the hardworking firefighters and those helping out in your prayers. We have no had rain in months, so please do your best rain dance for us too! 

We have started to see relief in the weather which is a good sign. Highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s/60s. Let's hope fall is here to stay. I hope to be back to regular blogging later this week but I have had so much to catch up on at work, home, etc (but I do love unplugging at the lakehouse!). Since fall is right around the corner, I wanted to share one of my favorite pumpkin recipes, whole wheat pumpkin muffins. Oh and be sure to check out Saturday's recipe for firecrackers in case you missed it.

This recipe was given to me by one of my mom's "bunco babes" Marilyn! She made whole wheat chocolate chip muffins a couple years ago at my parent's lakehouse and I have been making them ever since (experimenting with flavors and mix ins). These are easy, healthy and great snacks for on the go.

Ingredients 
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 
3 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
3/4 cup sugar 
1 egg 
1/2 cup milk 
3/4 cup applesauce 
1 can of pumpkin



1. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside
2. Mix all wet ingredients together and add to dry

3. Scoop into lined muffin tin and bake for 23-25 minutes at 400 degrees



Thanks to my new best-money-ever-spent cookie scoop, my hands stayed clean and my muffins looked pretty darn perfect (except for the last 2 invalid ones I made from scraping the bowl with a spatula)

I like these muffins warm with butter and Jon likes his frosted with peanut butter...mmm mmm.


17 comments:

Claire-Christine said...

Those look SO yummy and they are whole-wheat to boot! I'll be praying for your co-workers and those affected, Ruthie. That is just so sad...I hope they can get the fire contained to some extent today.
XOXO
Claire

Alana said...

Yum! I had my first pumpkin-y treat yesterday. Even though it's still summery outside, it made it feel like fall had officially begun!

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

Ruthie hope everything is OK. with you guys'. Just getting back to checking all of my fav blogs. Love this recipe and can't wait to see pics from your trip. :)

Amanda said...

mmmmm those came out great! where did you get your amazing cookie scoop! i need! lol

tasha said...

Yum!! Must make these. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Taylor Training said...

yum yum yum YUM YUM YUM yum! I love pumpkin anything, especially if it is whole wheat. I have totally book marked this page and will be making some this week :)

Jesica said...

Those look amazing! Definitely craving something pumpkin now!

Ashley @ LaLuce said...

favorite thing about fall... all the pumpkin flavored options. lattes, pies, everything. my complete favorite is pumpkin cheesecake from cheesecake factory, i used to work there and i became addicted lol. i'm going to have to try this recipe!

xoxo
ashley
www.laluceimagery.blogspot.com

Heather said...

YUMMY! These look so tasty! Thanks for the recipe, girl.

We are praying for you guys!! We have some firefighter friends from San Diego that are over there right now fighting the fires... Stay safe and keep us updated xoxoxo

-Heather

Amanda said...

Yummy in my tummy! I love pumpkin season :)

Michelle said...

Oh I want one so bad!!!! YUM!!!!! You are such an awesome cook, my little Ruthie!!!!!

Adrienne said...

I love that they are whole wheat! :) Saying a prayer that your friend's homes and the firefighters are both kept safe and that rain will come to you soon. :)

Mrs. T said...

That looks so good!! One of these days I really have to try one of your recipes!!!

Hilary Mae said...

I'm a new follower! And those look fantastic!!! You've got my attention!

birdie to be said...

YUM! Loving all the pumpkin posts & recipes lately!

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

These sound delicious! I'm so ready to start enjoying pumpkin flavored things now that it's Fall. Thanks so much for linking up!
Alissa

Kayla said...

so I love me some pumpkin food and drinks - especially in the fall - these look delicious & I will be trying them, but prob will make a loaf of bread instead (I have always done pumpkin bread, and whole wheat just makes it even better)! :)

thanks for the recipe!

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