With all the pandemonium ignited by Thanksgiving, perhaps you’re looking for a delicious, healthy, and easy dessert recipe?
In lieu of my previously written post about vegan pumpkin pie, I opted to change it up a bit in favor of these sublimely scrumptious ‘cupcakes’.
I use the word ‘cupcake’ loosely, as the only thing resembling such a confection is the shape and baking vehicle. As you can kind of see in the above picture, these actually are mini pumpkin pies, in that they have the traditional custard-y taste and soft bite.
By cutting the sugar in half and using part stevia, I was able to cut 293 calories, over 75 sugar grams, and over 75 grams of carbs, but believe you me, these DO NOT lack in flavor or scrumdiddlyumptiousness!
- 1¼ c. oats, measured then ground into flour (I use Country Choice Organic Oats)
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1¼ t. cinnamon
- ¼ t. nutmeg
- ½ t. dried ginger
- ⅛ t. cloves
- ¼ t. baking powder
- ¼ t. baking soda
- ¼ t. sea salt
- ¼ t. powdered stevia extract
- 6 T. natural granulated sugar
- 1 t. molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 t. vanilla
- scant ¾ c. non-dairy milk of choice (meaning, just a splash less than ¾ cup)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the dry ingredients together (ground oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, stevia, and salt).
- Mix the sugar with the wet ingredients (pumpkin, molasses, eggs or chickpea mixture, vanilla, and milk).
- Mix everything together until smooth and well combined.
- You will need to either oil a muffin pan or use silicone muffin cups, otherwise the cupcakes will stick. If you use paper liners, give them a light spray of oil first.
- Divide the batter among the muffin cups (I got about 16 good-sized cupcakes).
- Bake the cupcakes for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool the cupcakes for about 30 minutes (they will sink in the middle a bit).
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
Adapted from this recipe
Did you notice the stats on these babies? Only 62 calories apiece, LOWer in carbs, LOW sugar, LOW fat, and only two Weight Watchers points!
These are perfect for making the day of (or even a couple of days before) Thanksgiving, because the taste just gets better and better!…and the divot in the center is just asking to be violated by whipped cream! 😀
What desserts will you be eating this Thanksgiving?