Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hungry Girl Recipe Review - Yum Yum Brownie Muffins
15 oz. Canned Pure Pumpkin
1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
Preheat oven to 400F
Mix the 2 ingredients together. Don't add anything else. The mixture will be thick.
Place batter into a 12-cup muffin pan lined with baking cups.
Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
Per Serving: 181 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 357mg Sodium, 37g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 20g Sugar, 2g Protein
I was drawn to this recipe because it was only 2 ingredients. I thought, "wow, how simple". I've tried recipes before where eggs or oil are swapped out for other low-cal ingredients like applesauce. Those recipes turned out great and you would never know that they are low-cal.
I saw Hungry Girl make these on her television show and she seemed to enjoy them. Quick, easy, yummy?
"Yum Yum"? I'm confused. These are some of the worst muffins I have ever eaten. They are very dense and artificial tasting. They also leave a bad aftertaste in your mouth. I thought the pumpkin would lend an interesting flavour to the treat, but instead it has totally turned me off any swaps that include pumpkin.
Since the recipe is so thick and dense, the muffins do not settle and puff up like actual muffins. They stay in whatever shape they happen to be in when you plop them into the pan.
My advice to you is to skip this recipe. It is a loser in my books. However, I did find a use for it that wasn't awful.
out of 5