Spectrum day 25- baking complete

Yes, those chocolate chip pumpkin cookies were amazing! With with batch of mix I had prepared, I was able to make 6 mini bunt muffins (about 3 inches across & 2 inches deep), 12 mini muffins (1 inch wide & 3/4 inch deep), and 6 normal sized cookies. I tried 2 cookies & 1 mini muffin in order to product test. I was proud of the cookies! I put enough semi-sweet morsels to make me happy and it was scrumptious. The mini muffin was moist and healthy tasting with a light sweetness. I plan on having half a mini-bunt with breakfast tomorrow. I'm feeling good about my first attempt at recipe altering in the quest to make wholesome, healthy, yet sufficiently tasty treats that are worth eating.

I will put this on my recipe link after I have been rescued from this weekend's homework avalanche. I've been trying to dig myself out for a while!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

What's inside:
1/4 fresh pumpkin seeded and steamed
4 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour (instead of white flour)
2 frozen bananas (heated in the microwave until they are soft and mash-able. This is where the majority sweetness comes from)
1 single serving sized container of unsweetened applesauce (takes the place of the oil)
2 tbs Vanilla
2 tbs Cinnamon
6 tbs Egg whites

What's in the cream cheese filling:
1 package fat free cream cheese
ICBINB spray( just a few pumps)
1 tsp xylitol
A dash of brown sugar

What's in the streusel topping:
Whole wheat flour (instead of white flour)
3 tbs xylitol
1 frozen banana (heated in the microwave until it is mash-able. Again, this is the sugar replacement)
1 single serving container of unsweetened applesauce (instead of oil)
Some Chopped pecans. (I didn't measure them)

For the cookies, I just used the batter mix that was left over and added a bunch of chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 375. Spray the pans with a butter pan spray like Pam or a grocery store equivalent. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, the muffins will vary depending on the size of your pan. Test them when you take the cookies out. If they are done, cool. If not, add 10 minutes and check again. They will be ready when the knife comes out clean.

Fill the pan about halfway with the batter. Then put a layer of the cream cheese filling. Lastly, top off with the streusel.


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