Sneaking superfoods into something palatable is particularly tricky with my picky eaters. I can’t tell you how many times I have cooked and baked delicious dishes only to have them turn up their noses and ask for cheese sticks. This is perhaps the greatest fool-proof recipe: a sweet treat recipe perfect for fall and easily adjustable based on your choice of gourd, seeds, and even chocolate chips!
PUMPKIN CHIA MUFFINS
2 cups pumpkin puree – no cans please! (Halve and remove seeds from a leftover Halloween pumpkin or any type of squash and roast cut side down in a 350 degree oven for about an hour. Scoop out flesh). You can also use grated zucchini.
1 1/4 cup flour (I like to use half whole wheat)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Chosen Foods Chia Seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat muffin tin with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray.
Blend all ingredients with a hand mixer. After blending you can also add hemp seeds, flax seeds, nuts, chocolate chips – whatever you like!
Cook for about 30-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
I have also done this as a bread, which takes about an hour to cook through.
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