If you’re used to baking with butter, allow me to throw some numbers your way. Four tablespoons of butter is 407 calories. But if you swap it out for one avocado, you’re looking at just 322 calories, and this fruit also offers 13.5 grams of fiber and almost 1,000 grams of potassium ¡ª you can’t say that about butter! Think there’s no way your baked goods will taste as good? This pumpkin muffin recipe is living proof that just may convince you to never want to bake with butter again.
You’ll fall in love with these perfectly spiced muffins after just one bite. And because there isn’t any butter, these are also unbelievably light (and not at all dense like you might think). The high fiber content and healthy fats found in avocados make these muffins extrafilling, keeping you satisfied for hours ¡ª?perfect for part of a well-rounded breakfast.
You’ll have a hard time stopping at just one muffin, but that’s OK, because they’re just 144 calories each. So what are you waiting for? Your new favorite Fall recipe is just waiting to be made.
2 cups white whole-wheat flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon cloves1 avocado, peeled and pitted, mashed1 banana, mashed1 cup pumpkin puree2 eggs3/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1 apple, peeled and chopped10 pecans, chopped