My kids love muffins. They normally will leave several bananas to get super ripe so I will make them banana muffins with peanut butter and chocolate chips. I really can’t blame them. They are really good! Since my husband and I are both doing Weight Watchers, I wanted to make muffins that he would be able to enjoy too. These gluten free apple spice pumpkin muffins are not only delicious, but they are Weight Watchers friendly too!
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Apple Spice Pumpkin Muffins
Delicious recipe, perfect for the fall! This apple spice pumpkin muffin recipe is 2 pts per muffin on Weight Watchers!
- 15 oz Canned Pumpkin
- 1 3/4 Cup Splenda
- 2 large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 Cup Dice Apples
- 1/2 cup Water
- 2 1/4 Cup Gluten Free Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place the canned pumpkin, Splenda, unsweetened applesauce and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend well.
Add all of your dry ingredients, one by one, mixing each one before adding the next. While you are mixing this, you will want to add the half cup of water. Your mix will be very sticky.
Dice your apples and fold into the mixture.
Because your mix is sticky, you will not want to use paper liners. Spray your muffin tins well and add the apple spice pumpkin muffin mix to each muffin well.
Place in the oven and bake for about 21-22 minutes.
If you would like to make this with regular flour, use the same amount of your flour as this recipe calls for!
I am not a fan of cinnamon, but I took one for the team and tried one of these muffins to make sure that they turned out well (minus the cinnamon part). And guess what, they did! They are more the consistency of a bread as opposed to traditional muffins. But all in all, minus the cinnamon, these gluten free apple spice pumpkin muffins are very good!
A Few Tips for these Apple Spice Pumpkin Muffins
I’ve tried several different types of gluten free flour. This Namaste Foods Gluten Free is my absolute favorite. You don’t need to add anything else to it. Just sub it in place of regular flour. Likewise, if you are looking at this recipe and you are thinking, “but I just have regular flour”…that’s OK! Use it!
These batter scoops by Wilton is my favorite thing in my kitchen. It makes perfect sized muffins and cupcakes every single time. If my Silicone Muffin and Cupcake pan was clean, I would have totally used that. It was probably the best thing I ever purchased. So far, nothing has ever stuck to it!
If you are following Weight Watchers and you are planning on making these muffins, please create the recipe in your app with the specific ingredients you use. While it came out to 2 points per muffin for me, I would hate for you to use slightly different ingredients and have your numbers come out differently. Also, please note that I used Splenda because that is what I had on hand. If you make it with white sugar, your points will come out differently. You could always make it into mini muffins!