Wednesday, December 12, 2007

WW Pumpkin Spice Muffins

My regular morning routine includes eating breakfast on the way to work. Since starting Weight Watchers that breakfast normally consists of a WW muffin and a large mug of coffee. I love the WW muffins and they are only 3 points each. However, when you figure the price they weigh in at a little more than a dollar each - not so thrifty.

Then I remembered the muffins I frequently made some years ago. It's the classic WW Pumpkin Spice recipe that was all the rage in the 70's. Now that we have internet everything old is new again.

Last night I decided to try out the recipe again and was delighted with how they turned out. Very simple recipe and quite economical, so I know we'll have these around a lot. A simple Google search will show several variations of this recipe (including using a devils food cake mix instead of spice - I am so going to try that one!). I'm sharing the one that is tried and true for me. :)

WW Pumpkin Spice Muffins

1 box Spice cake Mix
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)

Mix the two ingredients together - that's it! It makes a very thick batter, but that's ok. Place batter in muffin tins sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with paper. Whatever it looks like going into the oven is what they will look like coming out, so if you must have smooth top muffins now is the time to work on that!

Obviously I'm not bothered by non-smooth top muffins.

Bake for 20 minutes in 400 degree oven. Makes 18 regular size muffins.

Using the cake mix I had and the can of pumpkin, my recipe came out to 2 points per muffin.

These are VERY moist and are oh so good with a cup of coffee.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

These sound really good. Thank you for sharing.

I tried WW for a while and had very limited success. I am using NutriSystem now. I lost 60 pounds in the last year. The holidays are so difficult for me with all the yummy treats lurking about and friends tempting me with "Just one bite will not hurt!"

I know that I use food as a comfort. I just wish that I didn't feel the need for its comfort so often!