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Kiddie Snack: Pumpkin Applesauce Mini Muffins

Pumpkin is back in our lives again! After going to several different grocery stores I finally found canned pumpkin at our local Trader Joe’s.

To kick off the season of all things pumpkin, I made M her favorite mini muffins. I’ve talked about our love of muffins before, but there is something about mini muffins that little kids love. Little muffins for little hands makes my girl very happy.

To make these vegan mini muffins all you do in combine your flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, baking soda,& salt in one bowl and mix. In another bowl mix together your canola oil, applesauce, pumpkin, and vanilla. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are mixed through.

Scoop the batter in a muffin pan and bake until golden brown.

My little snacker was very happy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (you can use all-purpose flour too)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degree. Spray your mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk together to combine. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, combine your apple sauce, canola oil, vanilla, and canned pumpkin. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Stir until all ingredients are mixed through.

Using a small spoon or a melon ball scooper, scoop the muffin batter into the muffin tin. Only fill each cup 3/4 full.

Bake for 15-20 minutes rotating pan once halfway through cooking.

 

12 Responses

  1. Tanya @ Dine, Dash and Deadlift said on September 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I love all of the pumpkin recipes I am seeing lately and will definitely need to make this one! 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  2. Granny Deb said on September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Hmmmm…Pumpkin muffins might make it feel like autumn here if the weather won’t ! They look yummy !
    Sending a kiss back to that little cutie and her sister too !

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on September 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    My favorite! YUM! M looks like she’s doing well! I hope things are going ok with every thing lately!

  4. howmanycaloriesarein said on September 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Looks like a good way to enjoy some pumpkin, but I think I’ll stick with pumpkin pie. 🙂

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on September 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    these look sooo good and the last pics of M are adorable!!!

  6. Estela - Weekly Bite said on September 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Sarena, So far everything is going great 🙂 Getting more sleep too 🙂

  7. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on September 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I am SO going to make these for M’s birthday snack at preschool

  8. Nicole, RD said on September 29, 2011 at 3:36 am

    These look perfect for on-the-go! I am loving all the pumpkin recipes lately! 🙂

  9. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on September 29, 2011 at 4:29 am

    What a delicious snack! They are almost as cute as M:-)

  10. jennifer @ peanut butter and peppers said on September 29, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Yum! These look good! I’ll definitly make these!!

  11. Meme said on September 29, 2011 at 6:50 am

    ooh I can’t wait to try these!

  12. Candy @ Healthy in Candy Land said on September 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    These will be perfect to make this weekend since my boys just finished off all the zucchini muffins I made a few weeks ago. (I make a huge batch and freeze them individually wrapped for after-school snacks.)Love the photos too.