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Modified from a recipe developed by the Henry Ford Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute.

  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pureed pumpkin
  • Ground flaxseeds (may purchase pre-ground or easily do yourself by whirling whole flaxseeds in your blender or coffee grinder for a few seconds)


  • Spray muffin trays with a non-stick spray like Pam. I used 3 of the *mini-muffin* trays for a total of 36 muffins.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the cake mix and pumpkin until evenly blended together. Dough will be a bit stiff.
  • Put ~2 tbsp. of dough into each tiny muffin tin. Generously sprinkle each muffin with the ground flaxseeds.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

This is soooo easy and soooo delicious and *relatively* healthy. Here's a sneaky way to get your family to eat their vegetables!

They are tasty as a dessert or even with the meal. A basket of these will look very attractive on a buffet table.


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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