Whole Wheat Pumpkin Oat Muffins

I have a muffin obsession. Seriously, its bad. When I was pregnant I made muffins at least every few days and they would somehow disappear faster than I could whip them out. My muffin top is literally due to eating so many muffins! And I don’t discriminate: Blueberry, oatmeal, bran, even those really disappointing muffins that have surprise raisins in them- ugh! I love them all, but these Whole wheat pumpkin muffins just might be my favorite.

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Maybe its the fact that they are whole wheat and have a vegetable in them, or maybe its that they are packed with oats so they make a good quick breakfast (who am I kidding, these are a breakfast side- I like a big breakfast), or maybe its because when these muffins are baking my kitchen is filled with a beautiful fall aroma.

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar- packed
  • 1/3 cup oil- the original recipe calls for vegetable oil but I prefer olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: oats and pumpkin seeds for topping

Preheat oven to 400F and line a 12 muffin tin.

In a medium bowl, or stand mixer, mix flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. In a large bowl, mix buttermilk, pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just combined. Divide batter among muffin cups (about 3/4 full). Sprinkle oats and pumpkin seeds over each muffin.

Bake until puffed up and wooden pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15 minutes.


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