Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Try this high iron recipe from Dietitians of Canada for a taste of fall. Pumpkin is high in vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants. Molasses add sweetness as well as minerals (calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese). The recipe makes 24 muffins.
1 egg
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1/2 c molasses
14 oz (398 ml) canned pumpkin
3 cups white flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
Beat together egg and sugar. Add oil, molasses, and pumpkin. In a separate bowl combine fluor, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add to pumpkin mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Line muffin pans and bake in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 20 minutes.
*To increase the iron further and make it heart health, replace half of the oil with applesauce, substitute 1/2 cup of bran for 1/2 cup of flour, and use raisins instead of chocolate chips.

Steph Wheler