Get added vitamins and healthy fats from squash seeds.
"Made with protein-packed, crunchy pepitas, these good-for-you pastries also call for white whole wheat flour, which has the same amount of fiber and nutritional value as regular whole wheat flour, but with less of that nutty flavor," says Denver-based chef and recipe developer Julia Heffelfinger. "This milder taste lets the sweetness of the pumpkin really shine through." After your muffins come out of the oven, be sure to transfer them to a cooling rack after a few minutes or the bottoms will get soggy from sitting in the hot pan, she adds.
Yields one dozen muffins