These healthier pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are made without processed sugar or oil and have an extra boost of goodness from greek yogurt and whole grain oats! Best of all, they can be whisked together in one bowl – the food processor!
When I initially was planning out recipes to be shared here on wyldflour, I assumed it to be a safe bet that I would be feeling some serious fall vibes by September 8th.
Well. I don’t know about you. But here in Denver, we’ve had a solid week of near-100 degrees of oppressively dry heat. Yesterday, it was 96 degrees. And today . . . well, today, we woke up to snow.
Nope. Not kidding. Snow storm. Wildflower garden destroyed. Very sad tomato plants. Temperature drop of 65 degrees in less than 24 hours. Oy vey.
So I’m not sure whether it’s fall vibes or winter vibes. But despite the actual weather, it is September. And September is the month for dragging out the jar of cinnamon, the back-up cans of pumpkin that hung around from last fall, and turning the oven back on.
(Ha. As if I ever turned it off.)
Pumpkin Muffin Clues
So many different ways! But my goal with this recipe was a one-bowl, food processor wonder! I don’t care how many dishes I wash as a food blogger… I will still always hate it. So any recipe that requires less is more in my book. This recipe is similar to a “dump cake method” where all of the ingredients are mixed together all at once.
Depends on who you ask. But these muffins are healthIER in my mind, because they use maple syrup in place of more refined sugar and non-fat greek yogurt in place of oil. And for a little extra hey-these-muffins-totally-pass-as-whole-foods, we’ve used some whole grain oats in place of some of the flour. Bam. healthy.
The tip to wait until an inserted toothpick comes out clean is not exactly accurate for cakes or muffins. The ideal point of done-ness is actually when an inserted toothpick comes out with no liquid (i.e., uncooked batter) but just a few crumbs attached to it.
This recipe typically makes 16 muffins for me, which puts each muffin at about 181 calories. If you are a myfitnesspal user, then search the foods for “Wyldflour Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin.”
If you make these Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! I love looking through the photos of recipes you all have made!