Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Happy Monday Friends! This weekend, I had a chance to whip up a batch of these delicious pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I found on Chelsea’s Messy Apron. Quick and easy to make, this low calorie and sugar recipe was a hit with my son, who devoured almost all of them. Please be sure to visit her blog for more of her fall perfect recipes!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (Not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, optional
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon oat flour (oats that have been blended)
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray; do not use muffin liners with these.
  2. Combine the pumpkin, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg in a bowl. Beat until combined.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice (if desired), and oat flour.
  4. Oat flour is just old-fashioned or quick oats that have been blended in a food processor or blender until they reach the consistency of flour. Make sure to measure the oat flour AFTER blending and not to measure the oats before blending.
  5. Add the dry to the wet mixing until just combined. (Over-mixing will result in dense muffins)
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Separate the mixture evenly among 8 muffin cavities and place a few extra chocolate chips on top if desired (makes them look prettier!)
  8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool and then remove them from the muffin tin.
  9. These muffins are a lot tastier and softer when slightly under-baked so err on the side of less baking rather than over baking.
*For larger muffins, fill 7-8 of the cavities and for smaller muffins fill 9.

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