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Friday, 30 September 2016

Pumpkin Spice Muffins : Low Carb

Pumpkin spice muffins, just right for this time of year, don't you think! This is a very nice recipe suggestion from Elviira at 'Low Carb So Simple'... and like her, I am sure you will find these low carb 'pumpkin spice muffins' are soft, moist and incredibly yummy!

12 medium size muffins
(net carbs 2.2g)
1 1/2 cup = 360 ml almond flour
1 tablespoon (organic) pumpkin pie spice
2/3 cup = 160 ml erythritol crystals
2/3 cup = 160 ml (organic) pumpkin
4 extra large (organic) eggs

Elviira gives some very useful hints and tips on how to cook these delicious low carb muffins, which you will find here

You may not have come across Pumpkin pie spice, it is an American spice mix commonly used as an ingredient in pumpkin pie, similar to the British and Commonwealth mixed spice. It is generally a blend of powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice. It can also be used as a seasoning in general cooking.

To make your own - here is Betty Crocker's easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice

To start, you’ll need all of three minutes and the following ingredients:
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg,
1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice and 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves.
Mix the spices together in a small bowl ... doesn't it smell lovely
Store the mixture in a clean small jar or spice container.

... and just because we are talking about pumpkins
I couldn't resist putting this photo up

grandson with a lovely pumpkin, photo taken in 2014 ...
it will soon be time for the 2016 pumpkin!

All the best Jan


Tom said...

Pumpkin is the flavor of the season.

Jo said...

They look delicious, a real treat for halloween. Lovely photo of your grandson.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, The pumpkin Spice muffins would be yummy to have with my coffee now. Cute shot of your grandson! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That sounds delicious and your grandson is a cutie! Have a great day!

Rose said...

These sound delicious! Yes, pumpkin pie spice is readily available here, but what are erythritol crystals? I'm assuming a sugar substitute--could you use sugar instead? A little trivia--I live in Illinois, which is the largest pumpkin producing state in the U.S. We always enjoy a trip to a nearby pumpkin patch each fall, usually taking one or more of the grandkids.

JFM said...

Now this is something I would love to sink my teeth into...yummy!!!

Your grandson is adorable and such a lovely photo.

What a happy post~

Maggie said...

Oooh those muffins look great!
I might have a go at putting together some pumpkin spice :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sooo much better for me than that donut :) happy weekend Jan!

happyone said...

Oh yes, it is pumpkin time.
Every year I make pumpkin bread. : )

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Rose ... you asked about erythritol crystals. Erythritol is 70% as sweet as table sugar, yet it is virtually non-caloric, does not affect blood sugar, and does not cause tooth decay. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling requirements, it has a caloric value of 0.2 calories per gram

For those who are not diabetic it should be possible to use sugar instead.

Interested to read that you live in the 'Pumpkin State' - the grandchildren love to go and choose their pumpkins don't they.

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Grace ... yes so much better than the donut you recently enjoyed! LOL!

Many thanks for your lovely comments, they are always lovely to receive, read and share

All the best Jan

TexWisGirl said...

oh, they'd be great with morning coffee. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Very cute photo of your grandson Jan and thank you for the recipe.

Debbie said...

The muffin recipe sounds really good. But the cutie at the end stole the show!!

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

Oh, these muffins look delicious!
Their taste must be lovely: the ingredients of the pumpkin pie spice sounds... very Christmassy to me. :)
Have a happy weekend! xx

Lisa said...

Perfect recipe for this time of year, so autumnal. Lovely photo of your grandson, I wonder how big the pumpkin will be this year.
Lisa x

Red Rose Alley said...

That is the cutest picture of your grandson with the pumpkins, Jan. It should be framed! I love pumpkin goodies in Autumn, and these muffins look Yummy.


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