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Pumpkin Halloween Muffins with Matcha Icing

pumpkin halloween muffins

Halloween muffins are on the table at all the best Halloween parties, don’t you know.

 

And they have to be actually Halloween themed, not just any muffin, however tasty.

 


So that means orange, green or black with some blood red for good measure.

But Halloween has a tendency to turn into a complete sugar fest, which is fine if you’re ok with that. But if you’re not then how about baking a batch of healthier, lower sugar muffins for your little monsters (and you!)

Pumpkin is one of those clever, versatile vegetables that can add moisture and sweetness as well as providing vitamins and fibre for very few calories. So you can make a lower fat, sugar and calorie cake that isn’t a crumbly, dry, bland rock.

Plus if you’re not a fan of matcha tea itself (which is a superfood in it’s own right), then this is one way to use it, by pairing and mixing it with other things.

Give them a go, it’s not a scary complicated recipe, I promise!

You’ll see some ingredients are linked to make shopping for them easier for you.

 

Pumpkin Muffins with Matcha Green Tea Icing,

Makes 12

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g tinned pumpkin puree
  • 125g apple puree
  • 125g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 150g oats or oat flour
  • 100g vanilla protein powder
  • 50g stevia
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg

 

ICING INGREDIENTS

  • 150g vanilla protein powder
  • 300g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 60ml milk
  • 8 tsp. matcha green tea
  • 8 tsp stevia

 

METHOD

 

Preheat oven to 180˚c. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

 

In a blender, (or food processor), blend the oats until they resemble coarse flour, or skip this step if you’re using actual oat flour.

 

You can then mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, or just add them to the blender and blend again until smoother & combined.

 

Divide the mixture among muffins tins, and place into pre-heated oven.

 

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are lightly golden brown.*Note this batter is very moist, and a toothpick may not come out clean…Don’t worry it is baked through if the tops are golden brown!

 

Allow to cool completely before icing.

 

To make the icing, simply mix everything together really well until combined.

 

Spread over the cupcakes.

 

Keep refrigerated unless they’re going to be eaten within a couple of hours.

 

pumpkin halloween muffins

Happy Halloween everyone!

xxx

 

 

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