Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins

My honey sis is having surgical physical care for tomorrow.  I know that she can't swallow after midnight this evening.  So, I experience guilty making these to accept along for our woman bring upwardly as well as I to swallow during the long (and extremely early) get to the infirmary ... all the while, she can't fifty-fifty receive got a crumb!  But, I wanted something that would hold my mom as well as I over until afterwards inwards the solar daytime when nosotros tin larn inwards to the infirmary cafeteria for lunch.

Also, I had wanted to brand something to larn out behind for the kids when they come upwardly dwelling identify after school tomorrow spell I am with my sister.  I knew these would live on perfect.

These are a breeze to throw together!  And, straightaway is definately the fourth dimension of the twelvemonth for incorporating pumpkin into muffins!  These aren't super sugariness similar thence many other pumpkin muffins.  You tin actually sense of savor the pumpkin (and the chocolate) inwards this recipe!  Just live on certain to non utilisation a bittersweet chocolate inwards these.  You require the sweetness of regular chocolate chips since the actual muffin but has a low-cal sweetness.

And, but a picayune banking concern complaint ... you lot tin utilisation either chocolate chunks or chips inwards this recipe.

Yields: 12 Muffins


1 fifteen oz. tin 100% pumpkin
1 teaspoon soil cinnamon
1 teaspoon soil ginger
1/4 teaspoon soil cloves
1 loving cup chocolate-brown carbohydrate (preferably dark)
1/2 loving cup vegetable oil
two large eggs, lightly beaten
two loving cup all-purpose flour
1/4 loving cup oats (plus a picayune to a greater extent than for sprinkling on operate yesteryear of muffins)
two teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 loving cup chocolate chunks (or chips)


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray.

Bring pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger as well as cloves to a simmer inwards a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally, until puree thickens.  This volition accept nearly 5 minutes. Pour into a large mixing bowl as well as allow to slightly cool for nearly five minutes inwards the fridge.

Next, whisk inwards chocolate-brown carbohydrate as well as oil, as well as then like shooting fish in a barrel whisk inwards eggs.

In a split bowl whisk flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda as well as salt. Whisk flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until but combined.

Fold in chocolate chunks (or chips).

Divide batter with the muffin cups.  Sprinkle tops with but a picayune to a greater extent than oats.  Normally, I would utilisation an H2O ice cream scoop to scoop out the batter into the muffin tins.  But, I couldn't abide by mine for the life of me today!  So, unfortunately, these muffins aren't quite equally pretty equally I would receive got liked!

Bake until golden as well as cooked through, nearly fifteen minutes.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack completely prior to serving.

Adapted from Sprinkle Some Sunshine.

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