Monday, September 22, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins


#pumpkineverything! But really!
Fall is my favorite season. I get a pumpkin spice latte the day its released, my house gets converted into a pumpkin patch (well, just touches of harvest decor here and there), and I stock up on pumpkin yankee candles.

So, accordingly, I needed to bake something that incorporated the spirit of fall. I found a recipe on pinterest for the worlds best pumpkin bread...and I was determined to make it better- healthier, cleaner, and yummier...plus in muffin form!

Despite modifying almost every ingredient from the original recipe, these turned out really well! My husband said they were amazing!

They are perfect for breakfast with a rich cup of coffee or great for dessert too. I like them slightly warmed so the chocolate chips are all melty inside. Delicious!



Yield: 2 dozen muffins
21-Day Fix Portion: 1 yellow substitute per muffin


Ingredients

  1. 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin (about ½ a regular can)
  2. ¾ cup honey
  3. ½ cup coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. ¼ cup milk (I use organic)
  7. ¼ cup water
  8. 1 ⅔ cup whole wheat flour
  9. 1 tsp each:
    • ground cinnamon
    • pumpkin pie spice
    • salt
    • baking soda
    • baking powder
  10. ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (ingredients 1-7). I recommend using a mixer.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (ingredients 8-9)
  3. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix til combined
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips
  5. Scoop into lined muffin tins (about ⅔ full)
  6. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes




10 comments:

  1. I have been doing 21 day fix for 4 weeks now and I just wanted to let you know that your blog has been the most helpful and fun for me to read as I as I have tried to figure out how to stick with the meal plan. Love reading your posts and blessed that you have a heart for the Lord on top of it! As a wife, a new mom, and a follower of Jesus myself you have really been an encouragement! Thanks!

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  2. Aww thank you so much for the sweet, encouraging words! Hope you are enjoying 21-day fix and finding success with it!

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  3. I just came upon your blog yesterday as I was searching for 21 day fix recipes. I normally do not take the time to read people's blogs but yours has been very helpful. Who ever posted to you yesterday took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you for taking the time to share your recipes and your love for the lord.

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    1. That is so sweet- thank you so much! Glad I could help through this blog!

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  4. I was wondering why vanilla is listed twice in the ingredients.

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    1. Typo! Just noticed it the other day myself :)

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  5. When you say milk, are you referring to skim?

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    1. You can use whatever you prefer/whatever is on your meal plan. For 21-day fix, skim is recommended because it keeps your calories in their target range. I personally buy/use organic whole milk since I have researched that this is a "cleaner" option, plus I have a toddler that drinks that. It will work with either kind of milk. One of my good friends made a batch of these with skim milk and she said they turned out just as great!

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  6. I'm so glad to have found your blog! I've been really encouraged reading your story and am about to start the 21 Day Fix this week. I'm needing a major change and am ready to start. I was wondering if this recipe makes 12 muffins?? Just wondering how to portion them. Thanks!!

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  7. Oh gosh...just saw it yeilds 2 dozen...sorry!

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