October 11, 2023/Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

Lower calories and less sugar, but all the holiday flavor!

Pumpkin spice muffin

Cook time: 25-30 minutes


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Special occasions and holidays often call for a baked treat, and pumpkin is certainly a crowd pleaser! These muffins are not only moist and delicious, but they’re also significantly lower in calories, saturated fat and sugar than their traditional counterparts. Impress guests with these tasty treats.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 box instant pumpkin spice pudding


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Paper-line or grease 18 muffin cups.
  2. Combine flour, salt, sugar, spices, baking soda, and instant pudding mix in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, canola oil and buttermilk. Beat with hand mixer until blended evenly.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture, and stir just until moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Once completely cooled, store muffins in lidded container or sealable plastic bags.

Ingredient health benefits

This tasty baked treat is made with many health ingredients, boasting a lot of benefits.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 18 muffins
Serving size = 1 muffin


Calories: 120
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Sugar: 10 g
Sodium: 160 mg
Cholesterol: 20 mg

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