Shredded apple brings a natural sweetness to these delicious mini pumpkin ricotta muffins. A dash of ricotta cheese adds extra moisture making them the ultimate one point muffins.
This one point muffin recipe comes together in under 30 minutes!
These skinny WW muffins are perfect for meal planning. Make a batch on a Sunday, and eat them all week long.
If you have been searching for Weight Watchers breakfast ideas on the go these little apple ricotta muffins are the answer!
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Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this super easy WW 1 point muffin recipe!
Weight Watcher Friendly - Yes, you can have dessert muffins on WW. These low carb ricotta muffins are only 1 Point on my WW plan for one mini muffin.
Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Easy to make - These apple ricotta muffins come together in less than 30 minutes.
Kid Friendly - These healthy pumpkin protein muffins are so quick and easy to make that even if you are a busy mom you can squeeze in a batch. They are the perfect size for little hands making them a healthy snack for kids, as well as a baby friendly muffin. A great way to sneak in a fruit for the little ones.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make a batch of 24 pumpkin ricotta cheese muffins. There will be enough to feed family and friends.
Ingredients for Mini Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins
Libby's Pumpkin Puree - You can use a different brand if you can't find Libby's brand or make your own pumpkin puree by roasting a small baking pumpkin in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes then just scoop out the meat and blend in a food processor.
Part Skim Ricotta Cheese - I like the Calabro brand as it has no hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup or added MSG.
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour - Make sure you use pastry flour and not regular flour as pastry flour is a softer flour that substitutes for all-purpose in this pumpkin ricotta muffin recipe where tenderness is the goal.
Pumpkin Pie Spice - This spice has a warm complex sweetness with a delicate blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice bringing a homemade flavor to sweet recipes, like muffins, spice cakes, cookies, streusel toppings and of course, pumpkin pie.
Green Apple Shredded - I used a Granny Smith for this recipe and shredded it with a small hand box grater. You can also use a Honeycrisp apple or Golden Delicious.
How to make WW One Point Mini Muffins
1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F - Coat a 24 cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
2: In a medium bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, ricotta cheese, maple syrup, canola oil, vanilla extract and egg. Once mixed add in the shredded apple.
3: In a separate bowl mix your pastry flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Now combine both bowls and mix together.
4: Divide batter and fill muffin cups to the top.
5: Bake 14-16 minutes until golden...enjoy!!!
Watch the How to Make Mini One Point Muffins Video
There are approximately 98 calories in 1 full size Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffin. A WW mini pumpkin ricotta muffin has only 49 calories and only 1 point on the Weight Watchers plan.
There are approximately 12.1 carbs in 1 full size Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffin. A WW mini pumpkin ricotta muffin has only 6.8 grams of carbs and only 1 point on the Weight Watchers plan.
Pumpkin is a weight-loss friendly food because you can consume more of it than other carb sources — perfect for incorporating into recipes — like mini muffins. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, which helps to curb your appetite.
A Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin (1 serving) contains 53g total carbs, 52g net carbs, 14g fat, 5g protein, and 350 calories. That is why you should make your own homemade pumpkin mini muffins and save yourself 300 calories.
- Mini muffin tins are usually fitted with a rim that is too tiny to grasp with bulky oven mitts. Avoid this struggle by leaving one corner empty when you fill the tin. Now you have a place to insert your thumb, allowing you to remove the tin without getting burned or squishing any of the muffins.
- Want to convert a muffin recipe into a loaf recipe? Just grab an 8 ½ inch by 4 ½ loaf pan and reduce the oven temperature by 50 degrees and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean..usually about 1 hour.
- If you only want to make a half batch of muffins you should fill the remaining muffin cups with water.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This low carb/diabetic friendly pumpkin muffin Recipe is 1 Point on my app for one mini pumpkin ricotta muffin. Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarts the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
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