FOOD 23rd November 2016

Tis the season…..Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

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Folks!! This week we switch lanes from molecular biology to baking! I am paying homage to the savior of Fall, pumpkin, with my delicious choc-chip pumpkin muffin recipe. Thank me later.

Without a doubt, pumpkin is my favorite thing about the Fall… Pies, cookies, heck they even have pumpkin hummus recipes on Pinterest.

Last month I made a batch of these muffins, using a recipe from Apple of my Eye . This month, I decided to tweak it (making it non-Vegan and using different sugars and spices). Both are delicious options.

Fresh out the oven is best, but they make for a great breakfast muffin or an afternoon snack. Don’t leave them lying around, chances are, you will come back to an empty tray.

YIELD:

12 muffins

INGREDIENTS:

1¾ cup flour

½ cup coconut palm sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup almond milk

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

Semi-sweet chocolate chips

MAKE IT:

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice in a bowl
  3. Add pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla, egg and chocolate chips. Mix well
  4. Line a muffin tin and fill each cup 3/4 full. Top with walnuts or your choice of nuts
  5. Bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from oven, insert a toothpick to ensure mixture is dry, drizzle with honey or maple syrup 🙂
  7. ENJOY!
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The basics

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Pumpkin Pie spice saves adding separate spices: ginger, cloves etc etc

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I love this brand of pumpkin puree. Easy to use and flavorful

After

After

Before

Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used walnuts but top with whatever nuts you have, or none if that's your MO ;)

I used walnuts but top with whatever nuts you have, or none if that’s your MO 😉

20 minutes later

20 minutes later

Confession, I overfilled the front ones :)

Confession, I overfilled the front muffins 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drizzling with honey

Drizzling with honey

Took to work the next day

The first version I made last month. Took to work next day, still delicious