It's fall so I am in love with cooking, baking,
If I could wear pumpkin colored scrubs to school I would..just because it would make me happy!
As part of our anniversary dinner last night I wanted a tasty, healthy dessert. Pumpkin spice cupcakes have been on my mind ever since Courtney at Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life whipped some up last week.
Gina at Skinnytaste stole my heart, however with these super easy, delicious healthy pumpkin spice cupcakes. They took me 5 minutes to whip together and they tasted amazing!
To her recipe I added 2 scoops of Dessert Vanilla protein powder, 1T cinnamon, and a few grates of fresh nutmeg. She has a frosting recipe, but the cake was so good..almost muffin like...that I didn't want the extra calories. Each cupcake has on 84 calories BTW! (without the protein powder)
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake wrappers.
Combine cake mix and pumpkin spice in a large bowl. Add pumpkin puree and water, mix about 2 minutes. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake about 20 minutes.
Gina has some beautiful, festive pics of these cupcakes on her page so be sure to check them out! I'm a good cook...average, lazy photographer!
Speaking of the great pumpkin here are some other fab pumpkin recipes:
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin oatmeal muffins
Love and great gourds,
Carissa & Kyle