Pumpkin Chip Muffins (WW Points included)

Yummy, moist, full of pumpkin flavor with a hit of semi – sweet chocolate.  Perfect fall breakfast.

I found the recipe for Pumpkin Muffins II on allrecipes.com and adapted it to fit the Weight Watcher’s Points Plus Plan.  You can eat two of these for breakfast, or one for a snack later in the day, and it doesn’t hurt your points bank!

I reduced the sugar, added more pumpkin, used egg whites instead of eggs, and added about 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to give it a little “somthin-somethin”.   Definitely a winner.  They went to work and the container was empty before I had a chance to go and grab one.  Fortunately I had wrapped up one at home for me to have later, or I wouldn’t have had a chance to try them!

These are only 4 Points Plus on the Weight Watchers plan.  Quick, easy and delicious.  If your looking for a taste of pumpkin and don’t want to go the cake mix/pumpkin route then this is the way to go!

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Pumpkin Chip Muffins
adapted to fit the Weight Watcher’s Points Plus plan
Ingredients
  • 2-1/3 cups Pumpkin puree, canned
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend flour through salt together and set aside.
Combine Pumpkin through vegetable oil and blend together until well incorporated.Fold wet ingredients into dry until mixture is just combined.

Fold in Chocolate Chips.
Divide between 24 muffins cups lined with cupcake liners.
Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of muffin.
Details

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins Yield: 24 muffins
Weight Watcher’s Points Plus:  4

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