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Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

I can almost smell it, the crisp Fall breeze, see it, the changing of the leaves, and taste it, all things pumpkin spice.  I know many of us are trying to savor the few weeks we have left of Summer but the reality is, Fall is just around the corner.

Not only does Fall bring cooler temperatures, Football, and the greatest season of Fashion (in my opinion), but it also brings limited edition flavors.  I’m encouraging you to savor fall flavors with Starbucks®  at Giant Eagle this season with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice ground coffee (12 oz).  Seriously is there such a thing as too much pumpkin?!?  I didn’t think so.  Which is why I’m sharing one of my favorite Healthy Pumpkin Muffins recipes with you that pairs perfectly with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice ground coffee.

Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

You know me and my sweets, usually I’m all about the occasional indulgence and using the real ingredients; butter, sugar, flour, etc.  But I do fit many healthy desserts or sweets into my life as well.

Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are given a healthy makeover by using coconut oil and yogurt in replace of butter, maple syrup and banana for sugar, and whole wheat flour for more nutrition. I love that the pumpkin itself acts as an oil, keeping the muffins nice and moist.  These are all simple swaps you can make to any recipe without the flavor sacrifice.  These muffins can be enjoyed for breakfast or when your sweet tooth is calling.

Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

The spices in the Healthy Pumpkin Muffins pair perfectly with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice ground coffee which can be found in the coffee aisle of your Giant Eagle store throughout the season.  

Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle

I love when the house smells of cinnamon and pumpkin spice from brewing a fresh pot of coffee and baking Fall treats.  One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is wake up on Sunday morning and sip my coffee outside with a tasty sweet.  I always pre-set our coffee pot, so I literally smell the pumpkin spice and fresh coffee while laying in bed.  Now that’s a great reason to get up out of bed.

Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins
 
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Savor Fall flavors with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice ground coffee and these Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Perfect for those crisp Fall mornings.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 14-16
Ingredients
  • 1 medium size banana, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease or line a muffin tin with liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or using a hand mixer, mash the banana, then add the eggs, yogurt, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree. Mix until combined.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients; whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix with a fork.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Fill muffin liners about ¾ of the way full. Recipe will make 14-16 muffins.
  7. Bake muffins in the oven for 16-18 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Pair muffins with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice ground coffee and enjoy!

These muffins are great to enjoy on the weekend, but can also easily be used for meal prep throughout the week.  A homemade recipe is much healthier than grabbing a breakfast out or granola bar on the go.  Just don’t forget to take your travel mug of Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice ground coffee.  The muffins will stay in an airtight container for up to five days, or you can freeze them.  Enjoy!

Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

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What’s your favorite Fall flavor?

What do you like to pair your coffee with?

What are you most excited for this coming Fall?

 

8 Comments on Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

  1. Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off
    August 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm (1 month ago)

    There is definitely never too much pumpkin! That coffee, and the morning pumpkin spice smell, sounds wonderful, and those muffins look absolutely delicious!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 11, 2017 at 2:42 pm (1 month ago)

      Right! I’m totally team pumpkin all year round. And the muffins are delicious, I loved the way the house smelled when the muffins were in the oven and pumpkin spice coffee brewing, Mmmmm.

      Reply
  2. Cyndi
    August 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm (1 month ago)

    Love pumpkin! I saw the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee at my local grocery store yesterday, I really need to get some. Muffins are a favorite with my coffee. I bet these smell so good!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm (1 month ago)

      I noticed a few pumpkin items at the grocery store too, it’s almost here!!!

      Reply
  3. Amy Desrosiers
    August 11, 2017 at 6:26 pm (1 month ago)

    I love that these are healthy pumpkin spice muffins. They look so tasty and are ideal for the fall season! #client

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm (1 month ago)

      Yes Amy, a few simple ingredient swaps makes saves you some added sugar and calories, win win! And they are oh so tasty. I can’t believe Fall is almost here!

      Reply
  4. Esther
    August 15, 2017 at 2:20 am (1 month ago)

    Pumpkin every day! I really wish there was more pumpkin year round 🙂 It really should not be limited to fall!
    These looks so good! Pumpkin & coffee for the win 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm (1 month ago)

      I literally think Pumpkin season is getting earlier and earlier every year. It’s kind of like how Christmas shopping now starts in October, lol.

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