Delicious and healthy Mini Pumpkin Molasses Muffins for breakfast!
We have a lot of muffin recipes on our site! In fact, a majority of our traffic comes from healthier muffin recipe searches. We love that muffins are so popular! They are a great way for kids to start the day. You can add some essential nutrients they may not be getting in other ways. These pumpkin molasses muffins are a delicious way to kick off the fall harvest.
These muffins use molasses to give it a rich flavor that you can’t get from any other ingredient. Molasses has been used for centuries to sweeten up baked goods, while maintaining a small amount of antioxidants and nutrients.
What is molasses?
Molasses is simply a product of the sugar cane processing. Once the sugar cane leaves are stripped and boiled down, you are left with a syrupy product called molasses. You may have heard of blackstrap molasses, which is the result of several boilings of the syrup, making the molasses thicker and more concentrated. Many people in the health field like to buy and use this molasses for muffins, because it’s thought to be higher in iron, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals. Molasses is also lower in sugar than other products made from sugar cane which makes it particularly appealing.Brown sugar is also used in this recipe, which is the combination of granulated sugar and molasses. In fact, you can make your own brown sugar when you are out of it, by stirring the two together. Try it with your kids sometime! We were surprised at how easy this was.
We also added some nuts and pumpkin to these molasses muffins for fiber, protein, and vitamin A.
Let us know if you try these pumpkin molasses muffins with your kids and how they liked it!
For more delicious muffin recipes for breakfast, our most popular ones on the blog are:
- Sweet Spinach Muffins
- Best Bran Muffins
- Healthy Chunky Monkey Muffins
- Power packed Fruit and veggie muffins
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