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Skinny Pumpkin Bread or Muffins

This Skinny Pumpkin Bread or Muffins has the most perfect blend of spice and pumpkin! A fall must have!

Servings: 12 slices or 12 muffins

GREEN: 2 Smartpoints per serving if made with light butter or unsweetened applesauce 

BLUE: 2 Smartpoints pre serving if made with light butter or 1 SmartPoints if using unsweetened applesauce

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving if made with light butter or 1 SmartPoints if using unsweetened applesauce

 

Looking for more great low point bread or muffins? Be sure to check out these other delicious bread/muffin recipes:

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Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? I am!! In fact I can enjoy pumpkin spice all year round-I really love it!  This Skinny Pumpkin Bread is one of those recipes that can be enjoyed year round! Perfect for breakfast, a midday snack, or even as dessert! 

 

What do ingredients do I need for this Skinny Pumpkin Bread?

Wheat, White All-Purpose Flour or Self Rising Flour:

After testing and making my base bread recipes a zillion times, I’ve been able to master the texture and taste.  I like to use self rising flour along with 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda. The added baking powder and soda makes this loaf or muffins rise better and makes them nice and fluffy.  Now, there’s a fine line here-because too much baking powder or soda can cause the loaf or muffins to collapse and sink when removed from the oven. So, if that may happen-simply reduce or omit the 1 tsp baking powder and soda.  You could also use Wheat Flour or All-Purpose Flour.

The Gold Medal brand of self rising flour is 3 points less ( 1 1/2 cup for 16 points) than a generic self rising flour ( 1 1/2 cup for 19 points) which impacts the overall point value. If you use a different brand of self rising flour the point value is 2 points per serving regardless if you use unsweetened applesauce or light butter. 

Gluten-Free Flour:

If you are looking for a gluten free option, you can substitute the self rising flour for gluten free flour

Almond Flour:

If you are looking for a low carb option, you can substitute the self rising flour for Almond flour 

What sweetener to use?

I use Lakanto Classic Monkfuit Sweetener and Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener in my baking recipes. The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute and the the Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have. It has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. They can vary in points. 

 

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Unsweetened Applesauce or Light Butter:

You can use unsweetened applesauce or light butter for these muffins. Either one works well and tastes amazing! I like to use the Land o’ Lakes light butter made with canola oil for this recipe. You can the Land O’ Lakes light butter made with canola at most grocery stores next to the butter. It comes in a tub-with a green lid. Be sure that it says light butter-they sell one that is regular that is made with canola oil as well-so be sure to check that it says light.

The light butter gives these muffins a creaminess that you just don’t get with the unsweetened applesauce. However, the point value is 2 smartpoints per muffin with the light butter and only one point if you use the unsweetened applesauce if you are following the BLUE or PURPLE plan. The point value is the same for the GREEN plan whether you use the light butter or the unsweetened applesauce.

How do I make this Skinny Pumpkin Bread?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X5 bread pan with nonstick cooking spray or 12 cup muffin tin. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the self rising flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and mix together until combined. 

In a separate bowl combine, whisk the egg, granulated white sugar substitute, brown sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and pumpkin.

Mix until combined. 

Gradually add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients as you stir.

Before the two are completely incorporated add in melted butter or unsweetened applesauce.

Stir just until barely combined.

DO NOT OVER MIX. (The number one tip is to not over mix or it will ruin the texture)

Pour into prepared loaf pan or 12 cup muffin tin. 

Bake for 40-45 minutes if making loaf or 15-18 minutes if making muffins or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan or muffin tin.  

Store bread or muffins in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 5-7 days 

 or the freezer for up to a month.

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×5 bread pan with nonstick cooking spray or 12 cup muffin tin. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the self rising flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and mix together until combined. 
  3. In a separate bowl combine, whisk the egg, granulated white sugar substitute, brown sugar substitute, vanilla extract and pumpkin. Mix until combined.
    Gradually add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients as you stir. Before the two are completely incorporated add in melted butter or unsweetened applesauce. Stir just until barely combined.
  4. DO NOT OVER MIX. (The number one tip is to not over mix or it will ruin the texture)
  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan or 12 cup muffin tin. 
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes if making loaf or 15-18 minutes if making muffins or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan or muffin tin.  
  8. Store bread in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or the freezer for up to a month.

Servings: Makes 12 slices or muffins

GREEN: 2 Smartpoints per serving if using egg whites made with light butter or unsweetened applesauce 

BLUE: 2 Smartpoints pre serving if made with light butter or 1 SmartPoints if using unsweetened applesauce

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving if made with light butter or 1 SmartPoints if using unsweetened applesauce

Notes:

  • The Gold Medal brand of self rising flour is 3 points less ( 1 1/2 cup for 16 points) than a generic self rising flour ( 1 1/2 cup for 19 points) which impacts the overall point value. If you use a different brand of self rising flour the point value is 2 smartpoints per serving regardless if you use unsweetened applesauce or light butter. 
Yield: 12

Skinny Pumpkin Bread or Muffins

Skinny Pumpkin Bread or Muffins

This Skinny Pumpkin Bread or Muffins has the most perfect blend of spice and pumpkin! A fall must have!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup self rising flour - I use Gold Medal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar substitute -I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup zero point brown sugar substitute-I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups pumpkin purée 
  • 2 Tbsp land o lakes light butter made with canola oil or unsweetened applesauce sauce

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray a 9x5 bread pan with nonstick cooking spray or 12 cup muffin tin. Set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the self rising flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and mix together until combined. 
    4. In a separate bowl combine, whisk the egg, granulated white sugar substitute, brown sugar substitute, vanilla extract and pumpkin. Mix until combined.
    5. Gradually add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients as you stir. Before the two are completely incorporated add in melted butter or unsweetened applesauce. Stir just until barely combined.
    6. DO NOT OVER MIX. (The number one tip is to not over mix or it will ruin the texture)
      Pour into prepared loaf pan or 12 cup muffin tin. 
    7. Bake for 40-45 minutes if making loaf or 15-18 minutes if making muffins or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.
    8. Remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan or muffin tin.  
    9. Store bread or muffins in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or the freezer for up to a month.

Servings: Makes 12 slices or muffins

GREEN: 2 Smartpoints per serving if using egg whites and light butter or unsweetened applesauce 

BLUE: 2 Smartpoints pre serving if made with light butter or 1 SmartPoints if using unsweetened applesauce

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving if made with light butter or 1 SmartPoints if using unsweetened applesauce 

Notes

    • The Gold Medal brand of self rising flour is 3 points less ( 1 1/2 cup for 16 points) than a generic self rising flour (1 1/2 cup for 19 points) which impacts the overall point value. If you use a different brand of self rising flour the point value is 2 points per serving regardless if you use unsweetened applesauce or light butter. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 83Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 17mgSodium 270mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 3g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

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OMG! These are amazing. I made it with the apple sauce, not the butter, and they were still delicious. As muffins, I needed to keep them in a bit longer than 15-18 minutes. Probably left them in for 20, but that might've been because of the lack of butter and added apple sauce. Will definitely make again. Thanks for the incredible recipe. Just posted my muffins on WW Connect!

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Pamela Larsen

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

I love these! I love anything pumpkin and these muffins did not disappoint! You are a wonderful chef. I really appreciate all your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!

Vanitha

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Hi Lindsay, your recipe was delicious made with the light butter. Thank you. Please let me know how much applesauce to substitute for 2 tablespoons light butter. Two tablespoons of applesauce sounds too little of a substitute. Thank you for your time

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 19th of April 2021

HI Vanitha

Thanks for reaching out-the amount of unsweetened applesauce would be the same- 2 TBSP.

Hope that helps!

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