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.
Ingredients:
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

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