Sunday, January 11, 2009

Recipe with Pumpkin Substitution

The last few weeks I have picked up some cheap cans of 100% pumpkin on clearance. I've been poking around on the internet trying to find some new ways to use this vitamin rich stuff. I had heard rumors of using this as a substitute for oil and eggs in baking. Well, guess what?! This is absolutely true. And with 0 grams of fat, 50 calories and 3 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup, you can really get creative. Try pancakes, muffins, brownies etc. Here is an awesome recipe I tried out tonight and you CANNOT taste the pumpkin, but they were so moist and yummy!

YUM YUM Brownie Muffins
1 15oz can pure pumpkin
1 devil's food cake mix
Simply mix these two ingredients together. Batter will be thick. Bake as directed minus about 5 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
With the mix and pumpkin I used, I calculated per muffin to be 175 calories, 2.5g of fat, and 2grams of fiber and lots of vitamin A!
Cost: Pumpkin $.25, cake mix .69, so less than $1 for 12
Anybody have any other ideas?


Elaine said...

Thanks for the reminder on those muffins. I need a snack for Bible study tomorrow and have both ingredients.

Alisa (Miss Frugality) said...

You are welcome! I put just 3 chocolate chips on top of each of mine and that made them extra special. : )

Elaine said...

The cupcakes were a hit!