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.

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

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Let’s chat a little more about Truvia.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This is serious stuff.

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

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

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Capeesh?

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 🙂

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Muffins
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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.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

MANGIA!!!

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