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Family Favorite Muffins

I have been messing with this recipe for over a year and made it so many different ways. By the time I got the picture taken the muffin was squished a bit but it is such a great traveling snack I had to write about it.

I use this recipe to use up anything healthy I have laying around. I have made them with pumpkin, squash, apple butter, marmalade, …. I wanted to share the basic recipe. It started as a cut out from a newspaper but it doesn’t have the author.

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon (or more)
½ tsp nutmeg (optional)
½ tsp salt
¼ oil and ¼ water mixed
½ cup sugar
1 cup fruit or vegetable mush (pumpkin, squash, carrot, apple… whatever)
1 tbsp ground flax seed that has sat in 3 tbsps water for a few minutes
2-3 tsp vanilla
½ cup chocolate chips

Mix first 6 ingredients then add next 5 and mix until blended. Last add chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 18-20 min or sometimes a bit more depending on how wet the mixture is. Bake until toothpick comes out clean.

This makes a perfect breakfast or snack food. Fiber, protein (in the whole wheat), vegetables. One of these and a piece of fruit does great for breakfast. Low calorie and long lasting.


  1. Lori Lori

    Just wanted you to know that I have made these for my family 3 x and we LOVE them. I did the first batch with some sweet potatoes that needed to be used up and the next batches I used a pumpkin that was not carved so I cooked and used it in my muffins. Just today my husband called and I told him that I had made them and he was so excited and asking if he could pack some for his lunch tomorrow.. Thanks for your yummy recipes. Looking forward to trying out more.

    • Yeah! So glad you like them!

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