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Your family will love these Pumpkin Muffins with Apple Sauce. A delicious, fall treat made with wholesome ingredients, like pumpkin puree and maple syrup. Lately, I’ve been swapping out butter for Mazola® Corn Oil in my baking recipes. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.
We’re all about the fall baking in my house. I love when my home smells like fresh pumpkin muffins and apple spice bread! I have a few classic dishes that I make every year, but recently I’ve been putting a lighter spin on these traditional fall treats.
These muffins are full of seasonal flavors, like apple spices and pumpkin puree, and they come together in less than 30 minutes!
To lighten up this recipe, I swapped out butter, sugar and canola oil– instead using Mazola Corn Oil, apple sauce, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup. The new ingredients added plenty of moisture (and flavor!) without the usual amounts of butter and sugar. Everybody agreed that these muffins were even better!
- 1 box Spice cake mix, sugar free
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Prepare muffin tin (I used a silicone one for easy removal).
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and blend until just combined.
- Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full of batter and top with a sprinkle of oats.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until done in the center (use a toothpick to check).
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Drizzle with pure maple syrup if serving immediately, muffins can also be stored in freezer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250
Changing up this recipe inspired to me to swap out ingredients in my other fall baking dishes for Mazola Corn Oil. It’s an all-purpose cooking oil that is a smart, heart, healthy choice for your family. And it’s not limited to baking! You can use it when grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. It has a neutral taste that will not interfere with the taste your food. Gotta love that.
It also has a smoke point higher than most cooking oils, so it performs well in a variety of cooking applications, like stir frying or sautéing. I didn’t realize that all cooking oils have a smoke point that, once exceeded, can negatively affect the food’s flavor and nutritional value.
So we’re sticking to Mazola Corn Oil in our kitchen. I’m excited to swap it in to all sorts of baking goods and dishes this fall, like these Pumpkin Muffins with Apple Sauce!