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Run Oregon Test Kitchen: Pumpkin Blueberry Muffins (guilt-free)

 

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I am obsessed with muffins, it’s no secret! Because of this obsession, and the fact that I do try and live a healthy lifestyle, I often play with my standard “guilt free” muffin recipe to come up with new flavors. Check out my original recipe here.

With pumpkin season among us, I couldn’t help myself with this delightful Pumpkin Pie recipe! I was worried about the outcome, but I ended up liking this mix better than my original so I had to share!

This is a perfect, grab and go breakfast or snack for those busy mornings! They keep up for a week in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer.

Julie’s Blueberry/Pumpkin “guilt-free” Muffins:

  • 1 cup oatmeal flour (I just mix oats in my Ninja blender)
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup milk (can use almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned plain pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 large scoop protein powder
  • 1-2 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup blueberries (mix in last, by hand)

Sprinkle tops of muffins with a few oats, blueberries and nuts for added color before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 10 muffins: 17g carbs 5.5g fat 7g protein 140 calories each

About Julie Mullins (76 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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