Tis the season for pumpkin spiced everything! Since it was #NationalPumpkinDay yesterday we decided to bake up a tasty and healthy pumpkin treat. It’s easy to get tempted and indulge in high sugar and high calorie items, but why not bake something up yourself? I know what you’re thinking – I don’t have the time to do that and I want something quick, easy, and satisfying for my pumpkin spice and everything nice craving. Well, these 100 Calorie Magical Maple Pumpkin Blender Muffins by Cooking Light will have you second guessing yourself and are super easy to make!

Comparing these muffins with store bought muffins will make you think twice before putting that pre-packaged treat in your shopping cart! Store bought muffins can range from 300-600 calories with about 20g of fat, 70g of carbs, and 50g of sugar, whereas these muffins have almost 5g of protein, 3g of fat, 6g of sugar and 16g of carbs while only consuming 100 calories/ muffin! This recipe happens to also be gluten-free. We think it’s a no brainer, but you be the judge and let us know what you think!

What you’ll need to make these magical muffins:

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Steps to make the recipe – yields 12 muffins (1 muffin = 100 calorie serving):

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin-cup liners or spray the tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a blender, process the oats until they have the consistency of flour, about 1 minute.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients with the oat flour in the blender; blend until smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes).

    Before & after shot of these delicious muffins!

  4. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Optional: Sprinkle with toppings of your choice (can add chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts)
  5. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the muffins to cool and enjoy!

    We added chopped walnuts for an extra crunch.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories 99
  • Fat 2.2g
  • Satfat 0.7g
  • Monofat 0.7g
  • Polyfat 0.5g
  • Protein 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Sodium 133mg
  • Calcium 63mg
  • Sugars 5.8g

Let us know what you think of this recipe or if you tried it out! If you have any suggestions for recipes or future blog topics, we want to hear from you and comment below. Hope you had a happy #NationalPumpkinDay!

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