This week for Fun Treat Friday I am featuring my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Out of all my fall treats these are my absolute favorite. This recipe combines two of my favorite things, chocolate and pumpkin! Even though I see this combination being used more and more these days, a few years ago it wasn’t too common. The first recipe I made combining these two delicious flavors was for a mug cake. It was so good and I loved the two ingredients together. After that I started trying different ways to combine pumpkin and chocolate.
You may still not have come across this combination or may find it a little unusual. But I guarantee you, it is good. Both the pumpkin and chocolate compliment each other very well. These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect way to give this flavor combo a try. They are perfectly moist, sweet and you can taste the pumpkin and chocolate very well. It’s like a flavor party in your mouth.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it is gluten-free. Yet, they are still pretty moist and not dry at all. Using gluten-free flour can sometimes cause pastries to come out dry. It took me a couple of tries but I finally got it to where this is not the case. Another great thing about these muffins is that I use fresh homemade pumpkin puree. That definitely contributes to the flavor as well to how rich the muffins come out. If you wish to use canned pumpkin puree it’ll work just fine as well and still be very delicious. I just prefer the fresh taste from the pumpkin.
This is a great recipe to make at home on a Friday night in with your family or if you’re just in the mood for baking. I love making these for my family and can’t wait to start making them with my daughter. They are fun and easy to make so they are perfect to have the kids help. I think it’s a great idea to get the kids involved in helping out in the kitchen. They can learn so many great things just by pouring or mixing.
Make this while you work on some fun Thanksgiving arts and crafts. It can turn into a very fun family night. You can even make them for Thanksgiving either as part of your desserts or to snack on while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking. The pumpkin flavor just makes it so perfect to get into the fall/Thanksgiving mood. The chocolate gives it a twist on the classic dessert flavors we are all used to this time of the year. Sometimes a little twist and a small step out of our comfort zone is what we need to make life a little better.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine almond, oat and coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder.
In another bowl, combine eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and vanilla.
Combine wet ingredients into dry ones and mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips and mix in well.
Grease muffin tin and scoop batter into it.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy.