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Sunshine Muffins

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 24, 2019

Prepare to be obsessed with these easy Summer flavored Pumpkin Muffins that are so soft and fluffy, super moist and packed with healthy nutrients!

No Fall flavors here, your kids will never know there are veggies hidden in these little pieces of sunshine!


  • 24 standard cupcake liners
  • 2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ of teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cup of canned  pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seed kernels


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into a mixing bowl; add salt, stir.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients, except pumpkin seeds.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently until just barely mixed together.
  5. Place an even amount of batter into each muffin cup, sprinkle each with pumpkin seeds.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Without a plan, it's easy to draw a blank with what to make for dinner (or breakfast or lunch for that matter). For some people meal planning means writing down a detailed menu and shopping list on a Sunday to be good to go all week. For others, it may look more like scribbles on a sticky note—taco night, pasta night, stir-fry night. Whatever your process is, having a plan helps set you figure out what you're going to make and sets you up for success.

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