Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Spice English Muffin Cheese "Danish"
Have you seen the new limited edition pumpkin spice english english muffins from Thomas'?
They had totally escaped my radar until my sister sent me a text last week telling me to be sure to try them.
Since my sister and I rarely disagree about food, and I love all things "pumpkin," her endorsement was all I needed to begin my search. I finally found them Tuesday at Safeway.
The label says that these pumpkin spice english muffins are made with real pumpkin, spices and cinnamon. You can definitely smell the cinnamon and spices through the packaging!
After tasting them, I'd say they're definitely worth it as a seasonal treat with a lot fewer Points than most of the pumpkin-flavored products flooding the market this time of year.
Jennifer at It Sux To Be Fat has a great post detailing the Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks Pumpkin Pitfalls out there right now.
The Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Muffin has *16 PointsPlus (*22 SmartPoints) and Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin has *11 PointsPlus (*19 SmartPoints).
In case you're interested, here's the estimated nutritional label for the Pumpkin Muffin from Dunkin' Donuts:
Here's the list of ingredients in Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Muffin: Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron as Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Pumpkin, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Water, Eggs, Contains less than 2% of the following: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Aluminum Sulfate), Spices, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polysorbate 60, Soy (Trace), Milk (Trace); Streusel Topping: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Shortening (Palm Oil, Mono and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60), Molasses, Salt, Artificial Flavor (Contains Milk Ingredients); White Icing: Sugar, Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Contains 2% or less of: Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Corn Starch, Sodium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Salt, Titanium Dioxide (Color), Citric Acid, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Agar, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Artificial Flavor.
Ignorance really isn't bliss when it comes to making food choices.
I've been contemplating the best way to enjoy these pumpkin spice english muffins ever since bringing them home.
They'd be great toasted and topped with:
- butter or your favorite buttery spread
- honey butter
- pumpkin butter or apple butter
- cranberry fruit spread
- orange marmalade
I opted to turn them into lighter healthier pumpkin cheese "danish."
I toasted one, spread each half with a wedge of Original Laughing Cow Light and dusted them with Pampered Chef's Sweet Cinnamon Sprinkle (a larger granule cinnamon and sugar.)
And all I can say is YUM.
My first thought was, "This tastes like pumpkin cheesecake."
Served with crispy, crunchy apple slices, these pumpkin spice cheese "danish" are an easy, healthy and delicious way to begin the day.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Easy English Muffin "Danish"?
According to my calculations each "danish" has 110 calories and
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!
Are You Ready To Firmly Plant Yourself
On The Path To Lasting Weight Loss Success?
If you like this easy + healthy recipe for Pumpkin Spice English Muffin Cheese "Danish," you might also be interested in these Weight Watchers friendly pumpkin recipes: Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts, Low-Fat Impossible Pumpkin Pie, WW Low-Fat Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones, Low-Fat Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies and Crock Pot Pumpkin Crumb Cake
If you've made this English Muffin Pumpkin Spice Cheese "Danish", please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it. And stay in touch on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
Pumpkin Spice English Muffin Cheese "Danish" Recipe
- 1 Thomas' Pumpkin Spice English Muffin
- 2 Laughing Cow Light Original cheese wedges
- Pinch of cinnamon & sugar (or plain cinnamon or nutmeg)
- Split the English muffin into halves and lightly toast them.
- Spread each half with a wedge of cheese.
- Sprinkle with pinch of cinnamon and sugar, or plain cinnamon and nutmeg.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here's a video taste test review for Thomas' Pumpkin Spice English Muffins:
More Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes with Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins (DrizzleMeSkinny)
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Pudding (SimpleNourishedLiving)
- Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes (SkinnyTaste)
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins (HungryGirl)
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte (SimpleNourishedLiving)
- Pumpkin Butter (SkinnyTaste)
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
This post contains affiliate links to products I like. When you buy something through one of my Amazon links or other (affiliate links), I receive a small commission that helps support this site. Thank you for your purchase!
Subscribe to Get: Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes
The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes (PDF) on Simple Nourished Living + Weekly Support Emails with Tips & Easy Healthy Recipes Not Found Anywhere Else!
Sounds wonderful. I was thinking of the old WW version of this. A light toasted English muffin (or toast) cottage cheese and pumpkin pie spice, in case, someone can’t find these English muffins.
Hi Ree, thanks for sharing a great substitution idea. Pumpkin pie spice would be great for those who can't locate these specialty English muffins!