this is an old weight watchers recipe that i have been using for years. my daughter caroline can not get enough of these muffins. she doesn't need to know they are low fat, not that she would even know what that means or even care as she is stuffing her pie hole. these little babies are so yummy, lower in fat, yet moist and flavorful, so real quick, here is the recipe. you need one box of your favorite cake mix. i use spice, but you can use carrot, yellow or even chocolate cake mix. now add to that one small can of pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling folks. it has been difficult to find canned pumpkin due to the the great pumpkin shortage charlie brown, but it is finally hitting the shelves for the season, so stock up! okay add to those one third cup of water, mix really well and your are done. bake in a 12 muffin pan spritz with baking spray, 30 minutes at 350 degrees. cool a minute or two and enjoy. you could easily icing these and call them cupcakes, or plop some cream cheese in the middle before baking to make a starbucks pumpkin muffin knockoff, and so on. the pumpkin replaces the fat, so after a day or two, they tend to get chewy. store in a covered container at room temp. enjoy!
oven ready, i use an ice cream scoop for measurement.
who am i? i am a forty-something married, stay-at-home mother of two. i am overweight, in dire need of a good dye job and have been left way too long with my thoughts. i live in historic yorktown,virginia. i love to eat, cook, and bake. wife to big j, mama to c and t....
the pic, that is me in the early 1970's with my grandma in walt disney world. she passed away in 2007 at 96!