Medifast recipe for Pumpkin Spice Muffins! Yum!?

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Even though I love the Chai Latte as a drink I am a Medifast muffin fan and am always looking for more muffin and cookie recipes..

Well, I'd read somewhere a suggestion to make pumpkin bars with the Chai Latte and I thought about making some Pumpkin muffins instead..

Made them and love them! In fact, they're one of my new favorites!.

Definately a recipe for this fall and winter!.

1-apple cinnamon oatmeal.

1-Chai Latte.

1/2 tsp baking powder.

2 tsp Splenda.

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.

Mix the dry ingredients and then add.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

1/2 tsp almond extract.

1/2 cup water.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes and cool..

Makes 6 muffins (3 for a Medifast meal).

Hope someone else likes these, too!.

Wanted to share this since everyone is so generous with their recipes!..

Comments (82)

Thanks for the reciepe..

What type of baking pan do you use? 3 Medifast meals, I only see the oatmeal and the chai latti, is there a 3rd Medifast meal in the reciepe?.


Comment #1

Oh, these sound yummy. I haven't really done much baking with Medifast products, but this recipe just moved to top of my list! Thanks.

BESTILL, only 2 meals. She makes 6 muffins, 3 equals one meal...

Comment #2

I was planning to bake something new this morning, and I think that I will try these. Thanks for the idea!..

Comment #3

Oh fantastic. A Medifast muffin with the chai latte. Not my favorite Medifast meal so I am so glad to have a new use for them. Thanks!!!!..

Comment #4

These sound GREAT! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!..

Comment #5

Hi BT,.

These are so FANTASTIC!!! I didn't make it sooner because I did not have the almond extract. Now, for me, the hardest part of this diet is to decide whether to make these or EllenKay's best cookie recipe Thanks for sharing!!!..

Comment #6

Sorry, maybe this is a dumb question, but does this recipe make mini sized muffins or regular size?? and do you have to use the little muffin liner cup thing-ies??.

Thanks!! they sound so yummy, I really want to try them!!..

Comment #7

Ohhhhhh these sound great! I dont have any chai latte though...can anyone think of another way to make a pumpkin spice type muffin? Im really intrigued...just not much of a baker lol..

Comment #8

I use the regular size muffin pan and fill them about 1/2 full.

Should be 6 muffins, just make sure you have them all at the same "level" in their cups.

Also, I use the non-stick muffin pan sprayed lightly with a touch of Pam baking spray..

I've tried the liners, but have found that all my muffins have a tendency to stick to the paper, even the foil lined ones!..

Comment #9

Gina, I would think you could use the vanilla shake and just add ,in addition to the above, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg to get very similiar results...

Comment #10

Made these yesterday. Put them in the fridge and ate them today. They are so good. This is the first thing I have made with the packets. I will definitly make more. Thank you...

Comment #11

WOW I made the muffins today!! The whole house smelled soooooooo good! And, I loved them! Better than any other muffin I have tried on this diet...there is a little bitter taste...not sure if maybe too much nutmeg since I used the vanilla shake, but still quite good! Im going to order some chai tea next time to make them the "real" way too. Thanks for sharing, this is my favorite so far!!..

Comment #12

This may be a dumb question but can someone figure out how these can be made into cookies rather than muffins, I have yet to make a successful muffin... they always come out 'doughy', undercooked in the form of muffins.....



Comment #13


Your pumpkin spice muffins are awesome! Thanks for posting your recipe..


Comment #14

Maybe this is a silly question, but when you make a recipe like this, how do you break it down in your daily plan? I didn't see how you can report half a Medifast meal. Help, please!.


Comment #15

You can log both Medifast meals and then "edit" them to say ".5".


You can simply log an oatmeal one day and then the Chai Latte the next time you eat the other half...

Comment #16

Thanx for responding, BT2006. I didn't realize that you could edit the amounts on the Medifast meals. I didn't even try. DUHH!! I edit on the L&G, but not the MF. This muffin recipe was so yummy, by the way!!.


Comment #17

These muffins are wonderful. I made them last evening and thought they were just great. I'm so glad there are creative people with these recipes. I know I wouldn't be able to stay on Medifast if it wasn't for the variety Thank You!!!!!.

Start date Sept 30,.

Start Weight 225.

I Weigh Saturday.

Goal WT 142..

Comment #18

I finally made some muffins...and they turned out great. They are so portable and conveinent for my busy days that I will probably be making many more.

Regarding the bitter taste...I actually think it may be the almond bf found the flavor a bit much. I dont really like almond flavor so next time I am going to omit it and see how it turns out..

Thanks soo much for the great recipie..

Comment #19

GREAT MUFFINS!!! I made them w/o the almond extract (don't like the after taste). They actually didn't need it. These are probably the best muffins I've attempted to make. Thanks for the recipe!..

Comment #20

Wow these pumpkin muffins are awesome, maybe if I add less water, they could be cookies???.


Comment #21

So glad everyone is liking these!.

I made some with a 1/4 tsp. almond extract and they had a much better flavor, but then again I love almond extract!.

Going to add some coconut extract to my batch tonight...

Comment #22

Ok...I think I just hit the mother load!.

I omitted the almond extract and replaced it with the coconut and also added cinnamon and some SF Davinci Caramel syrup. (I also reduced the Splenda since I added the SF syrup, too).

My! It was good!.

Here's my newest version:.

1-apple cinnamon oatmeal.

1-chai latte.

1/2 tsp baking powder.

2 packets Splenda.

1/2 tsp Pumkin Pie spice.

1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

Mix dry ingredients..

Add the following:.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

1/2 tsp coconut extract.

1/2 cup water.

1 tbsp SF Davinci Caramel Syrup.

Mix well and pour into 6 muffin tins..

Bake at 350 for 20-25 min..

I bake for the whole 25 min as I like my outer crust a little crunchy..

Hope you like this new one!..

Comment #23

BT2006- thank you soooo much for these mufins....

Okay...I feel special because I got brave and added a twist. I looked over the modified recipie and made these changes in purple:.

1 diabetic vanilla shake.

1 maple and brown sugar oatmeal.

1/2 tps baking powder.

2 packets Splenda.

1/2 tsp Pumkin Pie spice.

1/4 tsp nutmeg.

1 tsp vanilla extract.

1/2 cup water.

1 tbsp SF Davinci Caramel Syrup.

I gave my boyfriend a tiny bite and he was begging for a whole muffin..

Tonight I am going to try chocolate shake and SF chocolate syrup...wish me luck!..

Comment #24

These muffins are soooooooo good! But one word of advice. I made mine as mini muffins. They cooked up great and I got 5 little muffins per serving (doubled recipe). When you make these just make sure you remember to put the baking powder in.

I forgot, but only by a few seconds. Well, I couldn't throw away 4 Medifast meals!! No way! So there I was with my rubber scraper removing ALL the batter from 20 little muffin holes!! Ekk Gads! Added the baking powder and it all turned out ok. And I only lost 1 or 2 muffins worth of batter. TOTALLY WORTH IT! These muffins are a keeper!.


Comment #25

These are great! LOVED it-I am making a few more batches today. Thanks so much for this recipe!..

Comment #26

Oh, Paula! Those sound wonderful!.

I got to make your recipe!.

Also, did you have a chance to make them with the chocolate shake and syrup yet?.

Ruby.....LOL. Yep! I've done the same exact thing when I was first started making these muffins! Gotta admit, it's pretty funny!.

Glad everyone is liking these!.

Keep on going!..

Comment #27

Did the chocolate.....

They are soooo good. Definately a cure for the choco monsterNext batch I am adding a tbs or 2 of peanut butter and going for the drop cookie effect. Keep you fingers crossed...

Comment #28

I have made these several times. Yummie. But when I make them the batter is really thin and runny. So, this morning I added another oameal (so three meals) and then there were six bigger muffins 2 muffins a meal instead of 3. This really worked for me and I think that I will make them with 2 oatmeals and 1 chai latte from now on...

Comment #29

Bettina, I think it depends on the amount that's in your packets.

This happens once in a while to me, too.

I made a batch this morning and had to do the same thing!.

Then made another batch and reduced the water to a little over 1/3 c and they were great!.

So, let's say 1/3 to 1/2 cup water for this recipe...

Comment #30

Oh! Thanks Paula!.

I'll try that too!.


Comment #31

Okay great. I will say that the muffins I made this morning were the best ones ever. The texture was perfect and not at all mushy. These rock!..

Comment #32

K that got my loving muffins but missing what exactly did you do paula? for the chocolate ones? just use the choc shake instead of the chai latte and SF choc. syrup for the syrup flavor? Did you still use maple and brown sugar oatmeal? pumpkin pie spice?.

Thanks everyone for coming up with these great recipes!! I am all out of maple oatmeal, and vanilla shakes...and never had any chai, but have ordered all they should be here soon!..

Comment #33

OK so I want to try & make these pumpkin spice muffins tonight. I do not have any almond extract. Do I add extra vanilla extract to replace the almond. As you can tell I AM NOT A BAKIN KIND OF WOMAN. Also I will be using mini muffin silicon pan. How long to cook.

Teach me how to bake the healthy way Please..


Comment #34

Donna, I haven't bake with the new silicon pans so I can't help you there. I would watch them and use the toothpick method to make sure they are done..

I always bake my muffins a tad longer so they won't be mushy hockey pucks!.

As for the lack of almond, don't worry! I made a batch with all vanilla and they were great!.

Also made another batch with some coconut extract with the vanilla extract, very good!.

The last batch I made with some maple extract with the vanilla too! AWESOME!.

As for mini muffinds, do the easy math method. Since you are using two Medifast meals, simply divide the number of muffins you make by two. Just try to make that number an even number or you'll be splitting one of those muffins in half!.

Hope this answers your questions!.

I got in my Medifast order today and got MORE CHAI LATTE and oatmeals !!! Yippee!.

Know what I'll be doing tonight! LOL!..

Comment #35

Thank you BT, my muffins are in the oven as we speak..cyber wise.

I doubled the recipe & added a sprinkle of cinniman to the dry mix. I did take heyloosie's tip & wet my fingers & lightly tapped the tops to even them out. In my mini muffin pan I got 16 mini my count for a meal would be 4 muffins, right?.

I will let you know how they turn out...

Comment #36

The muffins turned out great!.

I think next time I will add a little more pumpkin spice..

These would be a wonderful part of maintience with fruit..

Thanks again!..

Comment #37

Donna, yes, you did your math the right way!.

I automatically do the water thing with my muffins now, too!.

Glad you like them!..

Comment #38

DO NOT USE PUDDING in this recipe!! I had no chai latte or vanilla shakes and didn't feel like choc. muffins, so I used oatmeal and banana pudding. Of course, had to use extra water because of whatever thickener they use to make it pudd up to make it muffin batter consistency. After baking, it comes out like a wet fallen souffle. Very strange. But, I ate a meal's worth anyway, and it tasted good. Not recommended...

Comment #39

LOL Sue! I hear you!!!.

When I was tinkering in my kitchen, I made a batch of muffins with pudding and had the same effect!.

And I scooped all of the "mess" out of the tins and ate them!.

Didn't want to waste my MF!.

Thanks for your feedback and reminder!..

Comment #40

Can you please repost the pumpkin muffin recipe? I am new and sounds good! Thanks...

Comment #41

Here you go!!!.

My newest version:.

1-apple cinnamon oatmeal.

1-chai latte.

1/2 tsp baking powder.

2 packets Splenda.

1/2 tsp Pumkin Pie spice.

1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

Mix dry ingredients..

Add the following:.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

1/2 tsp coconut extract.

1/4-1/2 cup water (start with 1/4 c and add a touch at a time for a not too runny consistency).

1 tbsp SF Davinci Caramel Syrup.

Mix well and pour into 6 muffin tins..

Bake at 350 for 20-25 min..

My original version:.

1-apple cinnamon oatmeal.

1-Chai Latte.

1/2 tsp baking powder.

2 tsp Splenda.

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.

Mix the dry ingredients and then add.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

1/4 tsp almond extract (reduced from original recipe, but it depends on your taste).

1/4-1/2 cup water (start with 1/4 c and add a touch at a time for a not too runny consistency).

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes and cool..

Makes 6 muffins (3 for a Medifast meal).

I bake for the whole 25 min as I like my outer crust a little crunchy...

Comment #42

BT2000, I added your Pumpkin Spice Muffins thread to the Holiday Foods thread:.

Just trying to compile a list of holiday Medifast food ideas/recipes/tips/URLs/etc to help everyone get through the upcoming holiday season.

Your recipe looks great, I'm adding it to my "to do" list...

Comment #43

I LOVED these pumpkin spice muffins! Being from New England, I thought I would try to give the recipe a little local flavor by using maple extract, gingerbread syrup, substituting Brown Sugar Splenda for the white Splenda, and reducing the spices. I like alternating between your Pumpkin Spice muffins and my Maple version. Both are most excellent Autumn goodies!!.


Suesully's Maple version of BT's newest Pumpkin Spice Muffins version:.

1-apple cinnamon oatmeal.

1-chai latte.

1/2 tsp baking powder.

1 TBS Brown Sugar Splenda.

1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice.

1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

Mix dry ingredients..

Add the following:.

1/4 tsp vanilla extract.

1 tsp MAPLE extract.

1/4-1/2 cup water (start with 1/4 c and add a touch at a time for a not too runny consistency).

1 tbsp SF Davinci GINGERBREAD Syrup.

Mix well and pour into 6 muffin tins..

Bake at 350 for 20-25 min..

I bake for the whole 25 min as I like my outer crust a little crunchy...

Comment #44

You are so welcome, Susan!.

And defragged, thank you for adding this to the holiday recipe list!.

I'm honored!..

Comment #45

Darn, no edit..

Also, wanted to add..

Susan, the ginerbread syrup sounds awesome!.

Also saw the brown splenda at the store, must remember to get some next time and use this instead!.

Looks great!.

Thank you for posting your ideas for new substitutions!..

Comment #46

I recently tried adding a tsp of imitation butter flavor extract to the muffin recipes and it tastes great. Or I've also tried adding 1/2 to 1 tsp of Butter Buds to the dry ingredients. Either addition adds a nice flavor to the muffins/pancakes/cookies and seems to get rid of some of that soy? taste...

Comment #47

Great ideas Susan!.

I haven't bought the imitation butter flavor extract yet, but just added it to my shopping list!.

Personally I don't taste the soy in the oatmeals, only in some of the drinks and soups..

Wierd, isn't it?..

Comment #48

I couldn't wait to try this, but of course, I don't have any chai or the extracts. I am using a chocolate shake and vanilla extract. I'm hoping with the cinnamon, it will taste like the cinnamon-chocolate muffins from work that I love and miss. They are baking as we speak! Can't wait to try them and can't wait to try the official pumpkin spice! I think I'll also try my same concoction I just made, but use peppermint extract instead of the vanilla... Thanks for the great idea!..

Comment #49

They came out good, but next time I think I'll use a little more cinnamon. I just went to the store so I'm trying your pumpkin spice ones tomorrow!..

Comment #50

I use the brown sugar Splenda for my son's oatmeal (Quaker OldFashioned) with flax meal, wheat germ, etc.....

Just wanted to remind you guys that it's real brown sugar mixed with consider how much you really want to be adding real sugar to your food.....

Just a thought...I used to live in Florida, and I remember buying Brown Sugar SugarTwin there...don't know if it has carbs or what - that was back in the 70's....


Comment #51

WOW! Didn't know that one! Glad you posted this before I got some!.

As always, many thanks for the information Loosie!..

Comment #52

Oh Rats! You know when I looked at the package the info seemed in line with the Medifast plan.I re-read it this morning and those figures were for only 1/2 tsp (and I was using 1 TBS in my muffins)! Thanks for catching that.

Sugar Twin brown sugar replacement is still available and I use it occasionally on my M&BS oatmeal. It has ZERO EVERYTHING. I didn't think you could bake with it, but I just read the box and you CAN bake and cook with it. I think I will try it in my next batch of muffins. Thanks again!..

Comment #53

Let us know Susan!.

And I'll buy some of that instead!..

Comment #54

Yum!!! that sounds so good!! I love the chai latte. it smells and almost tastes like pumpkin pie to me!! Thank you!!! I was so worried I was going to miss out on pumpkin pie this year...this will be second best....thank you!!..

Comment #55

Cmcwhorter, I love the chai latte too! Drink or in these muffins, it's da bomb!.

Susan, I tried adding the imitation butter extract and my muffins came out a little more.

"greasy" tasting.

Is that what it does for you too?.

Or anyone else?.

So far, the combination of maple and vanilla extracts with the SF praline or caramel syrups make my favorite Spice muffin...

Comment #56

I notice that too so I went back to using Butter Buds (mix 1/2 - 1 tsp in with the dry ingredients). I think it may be too many extracts in such a small recipe that causes this???.

Oh, update on the brown sugar Sugar Twin. Now I remember why I had switched to brown sugar Splenda before MF: the BS Sugar Twin leaves that funny fake sweetener taste in your mouth. Medifast muffins have enough funky aftertastes without adding more! LOL So now I am just using regular Splenda like in your original recipe.

I'm gonna find some use for that Butter Extract tho'!..

Comment #57

Hmmm....I've got some Butter buds, will give that a try too!.

Yes, just like adding too much water, we added too many extracts..

I'm going back to my tried and true Pumpkin Spice muffins.

Thanks for your feedback, Susan!..

Comment #58

For whatever reason I really prefer SweetNLow to Splenda. So I bought the SweetNLow brown sugar. You only have to use a very small amount and it's lower in everything than the Splenda brown sugar...

Comment #59

I made the pumpkin spice muffins with the receipe posted (used the brown sugar splenda instead) and then used the silicon pinwheel baking cups per the post below...put the vanilla pudding in the center and they are wonderful..


Thanks for all of your ideals. I did Medifast under Doctor supervision 17 years ago, after the birth of my twins...and simply drank 5 shakes a day. You folks & this website have made it much more interesting...

Comment #60

And EllenKay's cheesecake pudding recipe would be so awesome like this!.

Thanks for the suggestion, Kathe!..

Comment #61

Wooohooo! Glad to hear you enjoyed my Pudding Cakes ideas. I'll have to try them with the pumpkin spice muffins recipe. Something tells me I'm going to be in the kitchen a lot this week!..

Comment #62

Defrag, I've got to get some silicone pinwheel pans and try your pudding cake idea!.

Found some on that are on sale...

Comment #63

Broke down and made these last night for an evening treat. They were great! A little doughy, but nice for something with more texture. The flavor was excellent...

Comment #64

I'm sitting here eating mine right now! I made it with the suggestion posted of vanilla shake and nutmeg since I didn't have the Chai mix. They are pretty yummy!.


Comment #65

I really don't care for the Chai Latte. So I was excited when I saw a muffin use for it. Unfortunately, I didn't care for the muffins with the Chai Latte either but ate them anyway. LOL ... So next time, when it gets closer to Thanksgiving, I'm going to make them without Chai Latte. Glad to hear they turned out well without it...

Comment #66

I just made this recipe but excluded the coconut, used 1 tbsp. SF maple syrup, & 3 packs of Splenda...they were amazing! Tasted just like warm carrot cake from the oven without frosting! YummY!.

It made a batch of 4 good size muffins/cakes and it's only 113 calories for 2 (1 Serv) with extra's included! Thanks for the awesome recipe!..

Comment #67

Yes, Andrea! I made some that way, too and they are so delish!.

I have also come up with a wonderful chai cookie that tastes like a spice cookie..

Chai Spice Cookies.

1-chai latte.

1-maple or apple oatmeal.

1/2 tsp. baking powder.

2 pkts. Splenda.

1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice (or pumpkin pie spice).

1/2 tsp Cinnamon.

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract.

1/2 tsp maple extract.

1/2 tsp butter extract (it works in the cookie recipe!).

1/4 tsp peanut butter extract from R.

2 TBSP SF Caramel or Praline syrup.

Very scant 1/4 c water.

Mix dry ingredients well. In a measuring cup mix the extracts and syrup..

Pour into a "well" into the dry ingredients and start mixing..

Then add a little water at a time until dough is thick, but yet mixed..

Should not be crumbly..

Then chill the dough for an hour and make into 8 small balls and flatten on Pam sprayed cookie sheet..

Bake for 6-8 min at 350 and remove from sheet and cool on rack..

Perfect spiced cookie! The texture is dense, yet these raised up like a real cookie..

My new favorite Medifast meal!.

Hope someone likes these, too!..

Comment #68

Help... I only have a mini-muffin tin. Can someone out there who has made these as mini-muffins tell me exactly how long to bake them?? As you can tell, I've had very bad Medifast muffin experiences in the past and I'm hesitant to try again. They started putting oatmeal in the "free week of food" I just got with my order so I'm back to baking...


Comment #69

I try to err on the side of overcooking when I bake so I don't get mush. It usually takes me up to 45 minutes for the mini-loaf pan. But my oven is off. If you just push on the top ad it's firm it should be okay. I just can't stand the mushy stuff...

Comment #70

It depends on the size you use. The best method to dell if they're done is the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the middle and then pull it out. I f it comes out clean, they're done. If it comes out moist and has a bit of dough on it, it's not done yet...

Comment #71

Yep, OB, I do the toothpick test even though I'm like Bettina, I like to bake a tad longer.

Cannot stand mushy hockey pucks! yuk!..

Comment #72

I only have mini-muffin pans too. I bake for the same amount of time, and like Bettina and BT, I overbake. I don't like the mushy middle. I usually use half baking soda/half baking powder for a fuller center too.....

Comment #73

Whoa!!!!! They changed the free week promo?.

What else did you get in the "freebie week" package, Maureen?..

Comment #74

Hooray... I finally figured out the muffins! Love the recipe. What did the trick for me was BettinaV's turning off the oven tip. I baked 6 minimuffins for 25 minutes, popped out 3 and ate 'em... they were still wet in the middle like the old days. Put the other 3 back in the oven and TURNED THE OVEN OFF and accidentally left them in for an hour! Oops, but they were cooked all the way through, a little crunchy on the outside.

Thanks everyone..

I got different foods with my free week, I think because I ordered the diabetic shakes which are on sale. I got: chili, chicken noodle, broccoli, apple cinn oatmeal & diabetic choc shake...

Comment #75

All I can say is thanks again to everyone who comes up with these awesome recipes....


Comment #76

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. It made my house smell so good. and they were yummy too...

Comment #77

Glad you learned a new baker's secret, Maureen!.

Works like a charm, doesn't it?.

And THANK YOU for posting what's in the new freebie week package!.

Thanks for the compliments! I love spice and I love the chai!..

Comment #78

Am I understanding this correctly. You can have 3 of these muffins instead of a shake or something? Or how do you count them?.

Thank you..

Comment #79

3 muffins = 1 Medifast meal.

So that's 2 Medifast meals per batch. I count one meal (3 muffins) as an oatmeal and the 2nd meal (other 3 muffins) as a shake when logging it into My Plan Log My Meal...

Comment #80


I wonder if you can make a trifle with banana or vanilla pudding for the holiday...

Comment #81

Thank God for this one. Everyone in my family loves my pumpkin muffins, so I have to make dozens of them on Thanksgiving Day. I made the illegal ones as usual, but then I made these. They were great. I will have half serving with each of my meals today (3MF&2LG today). I don't feel as if I am missing anything..

Happy Thanksgiving, and boy am I thankful for these muffins...

Comment #82

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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