Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Diet-Friendly Muffins

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I'm always on the search for foods that will satisfy my sweet tooth but still allow me to lose weight.  I think I found this recipe on someone's blog last week but I can't remember where exactly but the original recipe came from Hungry Girl.

 These delicious brownie muffins taste like regular fattening muffins but they aren't!


  You just mix a can of pumpkin (yes pumpkin!) with a box of Chocolate Devil's Food cake mix...that's it, nothing else! No eggs, no oil...just canned pumpkin and cake mix.  They are only 181 calories a muffin!  Well....that's what it's supposed to be but I added 6 tablespoons of chocolate chips to the mix which added 35 calories to each muffin but so worth it!  216 calories in my version...not bad!


 They are so good and so moist! They really satisfy those sweet cravings and those chocolate cravings! They aren't overly sweet either...just perfect!

In case you were wondering...you can't taste the pumpkin!


The recipe can be found in an old issue of the Hungry Girl newsletter, just click here. The cute little polka-dot muffin papers are from Michaels.



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34 comments:

Annette said...

Oh my goodness! I will definitely try these. My sweet tooth and Weight Watchers don't get along so well!

Pauline said...

Diet-friendly muffins. Two words I've never seen together. Well, I never... I'm on a low carb eating plan right now so can I have the napkins, they're pretty ;o)
Blessinga

Leigh Ann said...

Mmm! They look yummy! I would like to know about the beautiful napkin though, where did you get it? Just the fabric I would love for my kitchen redo.

Michelle said...

Hi Cindy,
Those muffins look great, thanks for sharing with us. It's wonderful to see you blogging more again. Hope all is well with you. We got hit hard with the blizzard in Chicago! Scary!
xoxo

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Leigh Ann, it's from Pansy Cottage Garden. It's actually a dish towel. She has aprons in this print on sale: http://pansycottagegarden.com/

Victoria said...

Oh wow, I will have to make these. I can't believe it's that easy! I've been working on getting back to the svelte person I was when I met my husband almost 4 years ago. It sure was a lot easier to put it on than it is to take it off!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hey Cindy~
I recognize that fabric! How are you? Still enjoying the apron and tea towel I see. Have a great day.
p.s.come visit my new website www.LaunchYourCreativity.com

Nan said...

I checked out your muffins but do not eat grains or sugar at all so my muffins have to be made with almond flour. I do make some really good ones, this way of eating is called Primal Blueprint. You stop eating grains and you'll have to work to keep weight on no kidding. Nice blog and visit thanks.

Pattie said...

These look good Cindy, I will have to make them. I'll bet it nicer weather where you are today...

Pattie

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Pattie, yes the weather here has been great and it's supposed to get even better. It's in the lows 60s today and it's supposed to be 70 by the weekend! I feel for all of you in those blizzard conditions! I can't even imagine!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, is it a 15 ounce or 28 ounce can of pumpkin? Thanks.

www.lechaiseparfait.blogger.com said...

My daughter should love these she is on a low carb diet and has lost a lot. Every now and then she wants something that looks, bad for you. LOL

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Anonymous: it's the small can. I have a link to the directions on my blog. It's in the last paragraph of my text. If click on that it will take you to the recipe.

Tanya said...

These sound really good and especially easy. I'll have make them soon!

What makes me happy said...

I love the little napkin with the ruffle and polka dot muffin papers!

NanaDiana said...

I love it...and I used to make something like that with unsweetened applesauce instead of the pumpkin...I think it was an old Weight Watcher's recipe. I hadn't thought about it in years but I'll bet the grand kids would LOVE to make these again. Thanks-Diana

Linda said...

Cindy, they look devine...will have to test drive these babies.

Linda

Serikandi Boutique said...

lovely muffins, napkin and paper cups~
:)

Sarah said...

Cindy, I've got a serious sweet tooth, so thanks for the diet friendly muffins. ~ Sarah

Tirabaralla said...

This looks so yummy and so beautiful...maks me wanna try for sure!

aimee said...

i have a couple cans of pumpkin and i love choco chips with pumpkin. around thanksgiving our local Ralphs Grocery Store, bakes choco chip pumpkin cookies! i will so try these. maybe even for super bowl sunday! the men don't need to know they are low cal :)
blessings,
aimee

Really Rainey said...

These look amazing Cindy! I'm going to try them tomorrow! I don't have chocolate cake mix so I am going to use a spice cake mix! I'll let you know how they come out!
Thanks!
Rainey

Sherman Unkefer said...

Love those muffins! Looks so heavenly delicious!

Elsie said...

Cindy those look soooo good!!! You always present your food so well.
That is a beautiful cloth you have
them in. Oh and those muffin papers
are so cute. As always you have me
hungry for muffins and I will have
to try these. Thanks for sharing.

Sunny simple life said...

I will have to try these. I love pumpkin in anything.

Sandy said...

Muffins look gooood, Cindy!

Merci beaucoup de votre visite sur mon blog!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

sheri said...

Oh, these look so tasty and easy, too! Thanks for posting. I forgot all about Hungry Girl. I'm trying to be good but I have a horrible sweet tooth! These will definitely help!

And thanks for the Pansy Cottage link. Such a pretty fabric! Just what we need to perk us up here in snowy New England!

Mikey said...

MMM....another thing to do is to sub a can of diet coke for the oil, water and eggs for Chocolate cake mix and sub diet sprite, Fresca, or diet ginger ale in white cake. I'm going to bake scones to take to our football party tomorrow at work....!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Cool tip!

I'm curious about the gorgeous fabric lining that basket. Source? Thanks.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

WOW, that is YUMMY...and I guess if that works with chocolate, it would work with ANY flavor cake mix!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!
Hugs, Donna

Jodie said...

They are wonderful. My friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and I make them often. I use a can of pumpkin and a spice cake mix. My family loves them.
Cindy, I just want to say thank you for your blog, I've been reading it for a couple of years now and always look forward to your beautiful pictures. I live in Kansas and it is nice to see pics of your beautiful flowers when it is cold here. We just got 13 inches of snow! You inspired me to start a blog of my own. Thanks again.

shopannies said...

so glad that they are diet friendly I will have to try them some day love your display as well

Julie Zoller said...

I can't wait to try these..I just found your blog love it...julie from lifeatfirelakecamp.blogspot.com

dgreetings said...

Niceeeeeee....

I would definitely try it on Valentine's day