Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins - 2 WW Points

So, I am back on the Weight Watchers wagon and currently in my 5th week. It's going pretty well and there hasn't been much temptation - until today. I turned on the television this morning and it is "Chocolate Weekend" on Food Network. Now I've got a chocolate monkey on my back. Luckily, I had the few simple ingredients on hand to make 2-point Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins. My snack tonight was one of these muffins and a cup of skim milk. It hit the spot and took care of that chocolate monkey, too! Here's the recipe - if you could even call it that.

Chocolate Pumpkin 2-Point Muffins
makes 24

1 box Devil's Food cake mix
1 (15oz) can of pumpkin
1 cup of water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Either place paper cupcake liners into muffin tins or spray them with cooking spray.

Blend together all three ingredients, using either a whisk or an electric mixer. Evenly distribute batter in muffin tins.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Muffins will be extremely moist.

*Can be made with any flavor of cake mix, so experiment to see what you like the best. My family likes spice, chocolate, and strawberry the best.


Chef Debbie said...

Wow...these look so good! I'm going to give them a try. I bet they freeze well, too.I've been looking for a really good chocolate cupcake to take to a housewarming party this weekend and these might do the trick! If you were going to frost them (not WW, I know) what would you use? Is the pumpkin a pronounced flavor?


Chef Kim said...

I can't taste the pumpkin in the Devil's Food muffins. I'm not sure what I would frost them with. Maybe something light like cool whip? They are extremely moist. My family also likes it when I make them with strawberry cake mix.