Pumpkin and Flaxseed Muffins

I LOVE pumpkin! However, it seems like most people reserve their pumpkin recipes just for the fall- and I think that’s nuts!

Pumpkin is DELICIOUS and should be enjoyed year round!

Not to mention, its packed full of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E and minerals such as magnesium and potassium!

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (can use a non-dairy alternative)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 12-cup muffin tin
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, and beat slightly
  • Add the remaining ingredients, and use a hand mixer to blend together until smooth. The batter may have some small lumps, but don’t overmix!
  • Fill muffin cups almost to the tops with batter, then bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly, then remove from muffin tin, and serve!
  • Store in an air-tight container inside the fridge for 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
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Note: We used a MINI muffin pan for our- which are easier for a toddler to hold! If you use a mini muffin pan- decrease your cook time to 10 minutes!

These muffins can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days or can be frozen and stored for 3 months! Frozen muffins are great for fast breakfasts or to throw into lunchboxes. Enjoy!

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Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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