This is one of those recipes that you have to try for yourself to believe. There are only two ingredients and is a must if you need a chocolate fix. This is so easy: Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins
1 box devil's food cake mix 1 15 oz. can solid pack pumpkin
Directions: Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl with beaters. Don't add any eggs, oil or water. The mixture will be very thick, but don't be tempted to add ANYTHING! Put batter into muffin tins (or mini muffin tins) lined with paper or non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Do not overcook. Start at 10 minutes and check. Add minutes as needed. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
I put a small cookie scoop of batter into a sprayed Wilton's Bite-Sized Brownie Squares Pan and then used a knife to spread it to make a flat top. Using this pan, I got 58 brownie bites. I baked each batch at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Note: These freeze very well. Just warm in the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds.
1 muffin or 3 minis=181 calories, 3.5 g fat, 37 carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein, 4 WW points
3 of my brownie squares came to 117 calories, 2 g fat, 1.5 g fiber, 2 WW points. You can figure out your totals depending on how many muffins you get. Just figure out the total amount of calories, fat and fiber in both the cake mix and canned pumpkin. Add the calories of the cake and pumpkin together and then divide by the number of muffins you made. Repeat with fat and fiber.
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I love to bake and cook, but it seems like I am always on a diet. To keep my sanity, I give myself one "cheat day " a week. On that day I have permission to splurge a little. I'd hate to do a cooking blog that was all healthy recipes, so I created Cheat Day Cafe so that I could share some of my non-diet recipes too. Cheat days make life more interesting! So here is a collection of healthy, real person, family recipes and a few "cheats" thrown in for fun.