Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Sherri on October 1, 2013 · 17 comments · Clean Eating, Desserts, Recipes


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healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This time of year I am always craving anything made with pumpkin! Why is that?  Not really any other time of year.  Are you like that too or is it just me?

I am in love with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins because they are actually healthier.  Adding the chocolate chips only adds less 40 calories …my guess. (1 TBSP of chocolate chips I used had 80 calories and I used less than 1/2 TBSP with my 8 chips per muffin.  They can, of course, be left out completely and these muffins are still absolutely delicious.

I also have started using Oat Flour a little more when I was experimenting with Gluten Free recipes.  (I like Bob’s Red Mill brand).

Slightly adapted from 100daysofrealfood.com.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Yield 12 muffins

INGREDIENTS (I double the recipe when I make them. They go quickly or you can freeze them too. :-)

~Dry~
1 cup of oat flour (or whole wheat flour if you’d like)

1  TBSP Cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/8 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

~Wet~

2 eggs

1/3 cup melted coconut oil (or butter will work as well but not as healthy)

1/2 cup honey (raw or local is best) TIP: if you pour the honey into the same measuring cup after the oil, it pours out much easier)

1 cup pure pumpkin

8 semi-sweet chocolate chips per muffin (Completely optional but extremely yummy!)

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line muffin tin with liners.

2. Mix all dry ingredients together is a medium size bowl.

3. Mix all wet ingredients together in another medium size bowl.

4.  Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients careful not to over mix.

5.  Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture into muffin liners so they are all evenly filled.  If you want to add the little extra yumminess, I add about 8 chocolate chips to each muffin….because I want to make sure I get a chip with each bite! :-)   You can gently push the chocolate chips down into the muffin with a toothpick or finger.

6.  Bake for about 30 – 40  minutes or or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool 10-15 minutes before eating.

 Do you have a favorite muffin recipe? 

 

I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy October 10, 2013 at 12:20 am

These look yummy! Time to start making pumpkin recipes! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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Sherri October 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

They are SO yummy!! I’m actually making them again today! :-)

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Maria September 1, 2014 at 10:35 am

These look so delicious! Especially with all the different spices you added in!! They look (and I bet smell!) like the perfect fall treat!!! YUM!!!

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Beverly September 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

These muffins look so yummy! Definitely would add the chocolate chips. lol
Bev

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Jess September 2, 2014 at 11:44 am

I definitely pinned this. YUM! I’ll be making these soon!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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Julie September 4, 2014 at 2:08 am

I wouldn’t bother using my expensive raw honey for baked goods as the heat then defeats the purpose of it being raw (no longer raw). I researched everywhere to find someone to say as much. Don’t know why this isn’t mentioned more with raw honey….

These look really good, btw! :)

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Stephanie September 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

I cannot wait to try these!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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Dori September 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Looks delicious! I love the idea of the coconut oil to make it even healthier. I stumbled this page!

Cheers!
Dori
Visit my blog Care, Create and Cook! http://www.carecreatecook.blogspot.com/

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Jen September 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Am I missing something? I don’t see pumpkin in the ingredient list.

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Sherri September 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

It is there..just after honey. :-)

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Theresa @DearCreatives September 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Hi Sherri, These look yummy! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! & those blueberry muffins oh, yes!

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Miz Helen September 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Love your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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