Pumpkin in the morning, pumpkin in the evening, pumpkin at suppertime

Now that Fall is here, it seems like there’s pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cookies and good ol’ pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin has many healthy nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Pumpkin is also low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. For a 1 cup serving, pumpkin contains about 8 g of carbohydrates and 1.2 g of protein.
Want to add a pumpkin flavor without all the added calories? Try this easy pumpkin muffin recipe.

Ingredients
1 (14 oz) can pumpkin
1 box cake (I use a spice cake)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the can of pumpkin and cake mix.
Dip mixture into muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until inserted fork comes clean.

Variations
Different cake mixes such as carrot cake, chocolate cake etc.
Add slivered almonds on top just before baking.
Add dried fruit such as cranberries, about 2 oz, to the mix before adding pumpkin.


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