Pumpkin Spice Muffins

WW points estimate 4 per muffin

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I’ve been contemplating for several months joining Weight Watchers again so a couple weeks ago, I took the plunge and signed up for three months. I’ve been successful on this program in the past, but as with most people, I eventually gained all the weight, plus more, back.

Things have gone digital since my last foray into the WW (as it is called now) world. Everything is tracked on your cell phone; daily food intake and activity as well as being able to scan a barcode and have the app tell you how many points are in a serving of that particular items. Lots and lots of restaurant choices are available too so that you can tell how many points are in a particular meal choice.

Another good thing from the digital age is the availability of Facebook groups. I’ve only joined one but I have gotten lots of tips and recipes from it.
This Pumpkin Spice muffin recipe is simple and one that I’ve found very, very good.

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Ingredients:

One cake mix (I used spice)
One can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
One Egg
1/2 cup water

Directions:

Mix all together and ladle into cupcake wrappers. (I always spray my cupcake wrappers with cooking spray to avoid sticking). Bake at a 350°oven for about 20 minutes, checking doneness as you go. The directions on the cake box said to bake for 12-17 for cupcakes but this was not enough time. I baked till 12 minutes, tested the cupcakes and they weren’t done, baked for 17 minutes, tested again and then added a couple more minutes to the time.

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I estimated the point value by the servings on the box. The box indicates a 1/10 serving of the mix is 7 points. The egg and pumpkin puree don’t have any points and since I had more than 10 servings, almost twice that amount, 18 muffins, I assigned each muffin 4 points. Not scientific I know.

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