I found another great recipe, and tweaked it a bit. It is both healthy and delicious. Try it out! It was easy, and relatively fast to make! I modified the recipe from the one I found on the blog Sunday Baker. She did a pumpkin bread with a more traditional cream cheese filling. I created muffins with a healthy cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients for the muffins: Makes 12 Muffins. Pre-heat oven to 350.
1-1/2 c. pureed pumpkin
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
1 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. Stevia Cup For Cup sweetener or 24 packets of Stevia in the Raw
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
Ingredients for healthy cream cheese frosting:
2 heaping tablespoons of 0% Greek yogurt
2 heaping tablespoons of whipped cream cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 packet of stevia in the raw
Start your batter. Stir all of the dry batter ingredients (both flours, stevia, baking soda, sugar, cinammon) in one bowl, and mix all of the wet ingredients in a second bowl (pumpkin, apple sauce, egg and egg whites). The wet ingredients can be mixed with an electric mixer on low to medium speed.
Slowly mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
Scoop the mixture into muffin pans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
The muffins are delicious plain so you can eat them now or continue and make the frosting!
Step 5: Mix the Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, vanilla extract, and stevia in a bowl.
Spread the mixture on your muffins. Top with a drizzle of honey if you want to. (There is no honey on the one pictured). Try it out on one muffin to be sure you like it!