These incredible Healthy Pumpkin Yogurt Muffins are unforgettable! There are only 10 minutes of prep time and nine ingredients!
Our love for fall is coming out today in these healthy muffins! To find a healthy and delicious one can be challenging but I think we have a solution! Make a batch, sit down and enjoy a cup of Joe!
I’m not going to lie! I adore muffins, but I almost want to cry when I see the calorie content of most of them. Why do all the yummy things in life have to have so many calories? My Wegmans sells a pumpkin muffin all year (probably because we all are obsessed with pumpkin flavored everything!) and it clocks in at almost 600 calories! Yikes!
So we are going to make a healthier version to satisfy the carb cravings.
🍽️ Why This Recipe Works
Nine Ingredients | Throw these incredible muffins together with just nine ingredients. Many of them can be omitted if you don’t like them.
Easy | With minimal ingredients and simple steps you can be munching on one of these tasty muffins in no time!
Customizable | You can add in your favorite ingredients! Chocolate chips would be pretty tasty too!
The hardest part of these muffins is only eating one. They are filled with so many fantastic ingredients and are easy too. Let’s talk about the main ingredients:
Pumpkin Purée – It’s essential to use pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling already has spices added, and it’s just not going to give you the same results. You can use homemade pumpkin purée or canned varieties.
Craisins – I love using dried cranberries to give them a little bit of extra depth. They are delicious, but can also be swapped with raisins too.
Honey – We sweeten these muffins with honey. It provides a delightfully sweet muffin that is made without added refined sugar. Substitute it with pure maple syrup if you have it.
Step One: Preheat the oven at 375 degrees.
Step Two: In a bowl, combine flour, spices and baking soda and stir. Set aside.
Step Three: In a mixer, combine the pumpkin purée, eggs, yogurt, Craisins and honey and mix well.
Note: If the honey is incredibly thick and hard to pour, zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds to thin it out or it will not mix easily into your ingredients!
Step Four: Add flour mixture to the mixer bowl and mix well. Gently add the nuts and stir. Divide into 12 muffin tin liners and bake for 12-15 minutes. Like with all muffins, don’t overcook! Check them with a toothpick. If batter sticks to the toothpick, continue baking.
👩🍳 Expert Tips
- Any nuts will work like walnuts, almonds, or crushed hazelnuts.
- Thin out the honey by placing it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
- Don’t over-mix the muffin batter so it stays nice and fluffy!
🥣 Recipe FAQs
Absolutely! Freeze them individually on a sheet pan first so they don’t stick together. Allow them to freeze for about 24 hours and then wrap them individually with Saran or Press and Seal and then place in a freezer safe bag.
There are always ways to mix up a recipe, right? Here are some of my favorites!
Substitute with raisins.
Replace the Craisins with chocolate chips (but you’re going to be adding in some more calories there).
Mix up the nuts you use.
Replace the honey with maple or agave syrup.
You can store these for a day or two on the counter or up to a week in the fridge.
Yogurt is a fantastic secret ingredient for baking as long as you use it correctly. It helps the baked good rise with baking soda/powder. It makes the baked good moist as long as you use yogurt that has 2% fat and above. If you use Vanilla Greek Yogurt, you will get a little extra sweetness so plan accordingly if you choose to go that route.
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Healthy Yogurt Pumpkin Muffins
- muffin tin
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Pumpkin Purée
- 1 container Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup Honey
- 1 cup Pecans chopped
- ¾ cup Craisins
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, spices and Craisins and stir.
- Using a mixer, combine pumpkin purée, eggs, yogurt and honey and mix well.
- Add flour mixture and combine.
- Gently add chopped pecans.
- Divide into 12 lined muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes. Check muffins at about 12 minutes to test. Your oven may require more time.
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