A Serious Muffin and Truvia Baking Star Contest!

Good Monday morning y’all!

Let’s start this week off right.

My mind is still reeling from a combo of texas football and too much studying yesterday.

Oh, and a little fall baking…duh.

I really enjoyed the morning weather yesterday, which was in the low 60’s…perfect running weather.

I don’t think I even broke a sweat on my 3 mile run.

Anyway, it was definitely the change in weather that made me break out my muffin pan.

That and the fact that I got a little gift from Truvia in the mail.

Y’all…Truvia is my favorite sugar substitute.

Now they have Truvia Brown Sugar Baking Blend…yep, it’s a combo of real brown sugar and Truvia with the same brown sugar taste, only with 75% fewer calories.

Ummmmmm yes…we loooooooove that!

Pumpkin goes perfectly with brown sugar so of course, I knew my idea to smash-bang them in a muffin was a done deal.


Oh, and then I put a chocolate swirl in the middle because everyone needs a little chocolate.


Let’s chat a little more about Truvia.


You should enter the Truvia Baking Star Contest. All you have to do is create an original recipe using Truvia Baking Blend or Brown Sugar Blend and submit a video featuring you and your recipe. Make sure to submit your video before October 7th, 2014 here. Fans will vote for their favorite recipes of 10 semi-finalists between October 15th and October 29th, 2014.


I’m telling you to enter this contest because a). I love contests…especially food contests and this one involves a healthy product so you can feel extra good about it.


b). The prize…it’s alllllll about this prize. The three finalists with the most votes will be notified on October 29th about the grand-prize…are you ready? An all-expenses paid trip to NEW YORK CITY with a guest.


That’s not all…on November 19,2014 the three finalist’s baking skills will be judged live by the YouTube star judges and the Truvia Baking Star Contest winner will be announced.


This is serious stuff.


You could be on YouTube and go to NYC…that’s all I need to hear 🙂


In the meantime, pick up a bag of Truvia Brown Sugar Blend at your local grocery store and make these muffins.





Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Muffins
Recipe type: Muffins
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
Fluffy pumpkin muffins swirled with a bit of chocolate. Gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-ish.
  • For the muffins:
  • ¼ c. pure canned pumpkin
  • ¼ c. Truvia brown sugar blend(you can use coconut sugar if you want to keep these strictly paleo)
  • 3 T. full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ t. vanilla
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • For the chocolate swirl:
  • 1 t. coconut butter
  • ¼ t. unsweetened, cocoa powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. For the muffins, in a large mixing bowl combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, coconut milk, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in the coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Fill the muffin cups ½ way full with batter.
  5. For the chocolate swirl, melt the coconut butter and add in the coca powder, mix until smooth.
  6. Place ½ t. of the chocolate in the middle of each muffin and swirl the chocolate through the muffin batter using a toothpick.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean.


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