The hardest thing I’ve had to control during this health journey is my very large annoying sweet tooth!! I’m sure that many of you know exactly what I’m talking about. There have been several days where all I want to do is eat a slice of chocolate cake with chocolate icing the size of my head….but if I did that I would weigh 600 lbs in no time! Ohh and not to mention the irresistible Reese Easter Eggs that are on the counter next to the register at EVERY convenience store. When I started this journey my sweet tooth tended to get the better of me and I would cave and eat an entire candy bar (or two).
Now I do believe that if you restrict yourself from having something indulgent every once in a while you are setting yourself up for failure. So I started my search to find a chocolate recipe that would satisfy my chocolate craving but keep my calorie count low. I tried several different cookie and muffin recipes but none of them measured up until I found the weight watcher chocolate pumpkin muffin recipe. This muffin is perfect for a quick breakfast or a treat after dinner. YAY!!! Now I can have my cake and eat it too!!
All you will need is:
- 15 oz can of pure pumpkin
- box of devils food cake mix
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Pre-heat oven for 350 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients together until well blended.
Place the mixture into a lined large muffin pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes.
(Serving Size = 1 muffin; Total calories = 130)