I thought my return to the blogsphere should be with a treat. Because I owe you all something sweet. I decided to go back to school to be a teacher, so, needless to say I've been pretty busy! That and sort of planning a wedding, sort of buying a house... So much is happening in our world!
I gained some weight. My birthday was in October and I basically ate cake and Halloween candy AT LEAST once a day for the entire month. And boy did I feel it. Mike and I have been trying to just eat a generic healthy diet, like hardly any red meat, low sugar and lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains. It's been great. Cutting out carbs is so great if you can do it, but I have proven time and time again I can't do it. Because then I add them back in, or crave them more, and I gain back what I lost and then some. Just thought I'd keep you posted on that. More to come on that later!
Let's not waste any more time on non sense. These whole wheat pumpkin muffins are outrageous. In a good way. It's a perfect little treat that you don't have to feel bad about eating. With lower sugar, whole wheat flour and coconut oil, it's basically a health food. (Hello, pumpkin fiber!) It becomes less healthy if you add cream cheese frosting, but who the hell cares. Sometimes in life you just need to top that shit with some frosting.
Let's. Get. Baking.
What it took for 12:
-1 1/2 cups of 100% whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup of Truvia brown sugar
-1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
-3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1/4 cup of honey
-1/2 cup of coconut oil (or canola if you don't have coconut oil)
-3/4 cup of canned pumpkin
-1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk all dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt) together in a large mixing bowl.
Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture. Add in 2 eggs, honey, oil, pumpkin and chocolate chips. Mix well.
Divide up 12 servings into muffin tins. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Voi freaking la.
And don't hate me. But here's how you whip up some mighty fine and fast cream cheese frosting for these babies.
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup truvia brown sugar
1 dash of vanilla extract
Blend together until fluffy.
Do it. Do itttttttttttt.
These go perfect with binge watching Scream Queens. Emma Roberts, you are such a bitch on this show. Like, I can't even. (See what this show is doing to me?)
Brb, going to put up my Christmas tree while eating pumpkin muffins!!