Pumpkin Spice Oat & Greek Yogurt Muffins

I feel like I’m perpetually on a search for something yum that won’t completely undo a healthy eating lifestyle.

I like yum stuff and I cannot lie…….(rapping in my head)

……and while I strive to be healthy, sometimes a girl (and her kids) just need something sweet. Or YUM, as we like to say.

A while ago, my kids and I stumbled across this recipe for Banana Oat Greek Muffins. And we love it. Whenever we have too-ripe bananas we whip them up.

But then fall hit, and we started to crave the pumpkin treats exponentially more than we crave the banana treats. As they say,  ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, and my 10 year old son & I decided to put our heads together to adapt the ‘banana snuffin’ (as we’ve come to affectionately refer to it) recipe to accommodate our pumpkin hankerings.

And they’re very yum.

And most definitely NOT a healthy lifestyle buster. At all.

Did I mention that they’re very tasty? Did I further mention that the recipe is so easy that Sharkie (my 10 year old son) now bakes them all by himself from start to finish?

Consider is dually mentioned…..

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I feel good about not only eating them myself, but also feeding them to my kids because I know that these are more healthy than not. There’s actually food in these that our body needs. These aren’t entirely comprised of ‘throw away’ calories as so many baked goods are, so even though they taste like a treat, I know that we’re still doing our bodies some good.

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In a nutshell, these may best be described as ‘win-win-win snuffins.’

But, for the sake of google searches, we’ll stick with calling them Pumpkin Spice Oat and Greek Yogurt Muffins…….

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Chobani pumpkin Greek yogurt {or vanilla Greek yogurt if not available}
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned or quick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, mini or regular
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and prepare a muffin pan by spraying cavities with cooking spray or lining them with paper liners {we used non-stick ones and they worked really well). Set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips to a food processor and process on high until oats are broken down and batter is smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity until it is about ¾ full. Optional: sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the top of each muffin.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for ~10 minutes before removing. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Print the recipe here.

I DO hope you bake them and SO hope they become a favorite in your household.

XO,

Sara

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Comments

  1. Looks like perfection. Can’t wait to try one!

  2. These sound amazing! Can’t wait to try!

  3. These sound delicious, and healthy…a very good combination! I’m Pinning the recipe!

  4. Richard Hicks says:

    This is on my list to make!

  5. Susan Smith says:

    These look yummy!

  6. These look amazing!

  7. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Muffins look amazing! I cannot wait to try it!

  8. These sound great! I would omit the choc chips though. Maybe add dried cranberries instead!

    • That sounds yum too! and healthier….I’m SUCH a chocolate girl, though! If you make them, let me know how they are with cranberries!

  9. greentopiaries says:

    These sound so yummy!

  10. Dawn Monroe says:

    They sound/look so moist and filling.

  11. Good looking snack that I will have to try out for sure.

  12. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says:

    OMG, those are some tasty looking muffins! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Heather D says:

    These sound delicious. I saved it for later.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/352125264599552431/

  14. Mary Gardner says:

    These look really good and something I will try baking with my daughter.

  15. Kristen Patton says:

    These sound fantastic! Sharing <3

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