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Skinny Pumpkin Carrot Dark Chocolate Muffins

The mid-week hump is here and I was in the mood to get baking early this morning to kick off baking season. I love having healthy sweets in the house, but its tricky to find so called "healthy" treats at the grocery store that aren't loaded with processed ingredients. I don't enjoy baking as much as I do cooking, but these muffins are so simple to whip together and are only around 125 calories each! They are delicious with your morning cup of coffee, a mid-day snack or an after dinner treat.

Here is what you will need:

-1 package of spice cake or carrot cake mix
-1 can of 100% pure pumpkin
-4-5 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips (feel free to add nuts, too)
-1 cup of water 


Preheat your oven on bake to 350 degrees. Line your muffin tins with baking cups. Mix together the entire box of cake mix, 1 can of pumpkin, 1 cup of water and 5 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips. Pour about 3-4 tablespoons of your mixture into each baking cup and bake for 20-25 minutes. I typically get about 18-19 muffins from one box of cake mix.


 Once your muffins are done, take out and let rest for a few minutes. I like to make a few batches of these and divide into freezer bags to give to friends and family. They are always appreciated :)


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