SKINNY & HEALTHY PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE-CHIP MUFFINS:
Breakfast has always been one of my favorite foods and meals…overall it’s just great! I love chocolate, muffins and pumpkin flavored anything. My mom always made us these when I was a kid but now as I got older I needed to find a healthier option to stay on track with my weight goals. I came across this low-calorie and healthier pumpkin chocolate-chip muffin with absolutely no butter, oil, or white flour and very little sugar! No white flour, butter, or oil in these muffins, I was shocked, they are so healthy AND delicious!
They are naturally sweetened with honey, no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, packed with nutrients thanks to the pumpkin, no butter, no oil…the list goes on and on. Yes, there is dark chocolate in them but that is the healthier type of chocolate right?! Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself!
Anyways, this muffin recipe only takes a few minutes to prep which is great!
Servings: 8 -9
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
1/3 – 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray; you do not use muffin lines with these.
Combine the pumpkin, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg in a bowl. Beat until combined.
In another bowl, stir together the salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice (optional), and oat flour.
Add the dry to the wet mixing until just combined. (Over-mixing will result in dense muffins)
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Separate the mixture evenly among 8 muffins and place a few extra chocolate chips on top if desired.
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.
These muffins are a lot tastier and softer when slightly under-baked, so start with baking them at a lesser time and increase to your liking!