Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Even muffins can be a fat burning snack! Or pair with protein to create a fat burning breakfast.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour (can sub with oat flour)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar substitute of choice (i.e stevia, coconut sugar, Xylitol)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup soy milk (or skim)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5.3 oz container non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup miniature chocolate chips

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Stir in pumpkin, vanilla, milk, egg and yogurt into the dry mix.
  4. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  5. Fill muffin tins lined with paper liners or coated with cooking spray about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm.
  7. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes.

Serves: 12 muffins (1 muffin per serving)

Approximate Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: 157 calories, 5 grams of protein, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of fat.

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