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This healthy pumpkin muffin recipe will satisfy your pumpkin spice craving

Step aside pumpkin spice lattes and make way for these healthy, vitamin-packed pumpkin muffins.
/ Source: TODAY

With so much hoopla around store-bought pumpkin spice flavored products, you may have forgotten just how amazing homemade pumpkin treats taste. Here for a little reminder are my spiced pumpkin muffins.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Frances Largeman-Roth

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These healthy muffins get a ton of moisture and vitamin A from the pumpkin puree they contain. Almond flour replaces half of the all-purpose flour, which helps increase the protein content. Chia seeds add texture as well as healthy fat and fiber. A trio of spices — cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom — complement the pumpkin and punch up the warm fall flavor of the muffins. A sprinkle of shelled pumpkin seeds on top adds a final fall touch and a boost of magnesium. Enjoy these with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast, or with warm cider for an afternoon pick me up.

 Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, is a nutrition expert, writer and best selling author. Her books include Feed the Belly, The CarbLovers Diet and Eating in Color.