The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins You’ll Ever Have!
Do you love chocolate chips? How about muffins?
Don’t we all!
But if you want a sweet treat that will make you feel good and with zero guilt, then this pumpkin chocolate chip muffins recipe is just the right one for you.
You can serve it as an after-school treat, a snack, dessert, or even for parties.
And the best part?
It’s so easy to make!
This is why if you are a busy mom, or perhaps you’re trying to lose or maintain your weight, you are definitely better off making your own snacks at home.
By making homemade treats, you know exactly what is going inside your body with every bite.
And by following this and other recipes I share, you can be certain that you are keeping with the 3 essential ingredients in every recipe!
God wants you to be healthy and thriving, and you can achieve this by eating whole foods and steering clear from heavily processed and unnatural “foods” loaded with chemicals.
This means eating food that makes you feel good and impacts your body, mind and spirit in a positive way.
When you feel good about yourself, everything else in your life aligns - your relationships, your career, your personal and spiritual growth, and you will be able to glorify and praise the Lord better!
Some people struggle so hard to stick to a diet but really, this is absolutely doable and with God’s grace combined with your effort, you can definitely succeed in getting healthy!
Let’s go ahead and have a look at our healthy pumpkin muffins recipe and make this amazing treat for you and your family.
What are the Health Benefits of Pumpkins?
Before we talk about how to make fresh pumpkin muffins, it would be great to know more about the health benefits of pumpkins.
Did you know that pumpkins are loaded with antioxidants such as beta-carotene, which gives this vegetable that lovely orange color?
Beta-carotene is essential for keeping your eyes healthy. It aids in the prevention of degenerative eye diseases.
Aside from eye health, this antioxidant is also essential for reducing your risk of developing a number of cancer types, and it also protects you against heart disease and asthma.
Eating pumpkins daily also help slow down the aging process and prevent diabetes.
If you are trying to lose or maintain your weight, pumpkin can help you with that as it is rich in fiber that keeps you satiated longer - so you won’t feel the need to binge-eat and snack more often.
Pumpkin is an important source of potassium. This mineral helps minimize sodium intake, which aids in the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension.
With a good amount of potassium in your body, this also reduces your chances of suffering from a stroke, protects you from muscle mass loss, and preserves the density of your bones.
Ways to Eat More Pumpkins
There are so many ways for you to enjoy eating pumpkins daily!
In addition to boiling and steaming your pumpkins, you can also make pumpkin puree that is not only rich and creamy but also an excellent substitute for oil. If your recipe calls for butter or oil, simply replace these ingredients with pumpkin puree to make it healthier.
To make pumpkin puree, I prefer to steam or boil my cut-up pumpkins until they are tender. Be sure to remove the seeds and the innards, as well as the skin.
Then, you can puree the pumpkin in your blender or food processor. It’s that easy and quick!
You can make large batches and freeze in servings for use throughout the year.
Baked goodies taste much more amazing with pumpkins because they are sweet vegetables that are loaded with lots of flavor.
This is why in this pumpkin chocolate chip muffins recipe, we will be using pumpkins to make this lovely treat even better-tasting and more nutritious than ever!
And here’s a bonus…
To add a nice crunch to these healthy pumpkin muffins, you may top it off with granola.
This low-fat, quick and crunchy topping can be made coarse, or you can grind it in your blender. Then, top your muffins before baking. Check out my special granola recipe right here.
So if you’re ready to get started, have your ingredients ready and let’s bake these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!
A Quick Reminder about the Flour to Use in This Recipe
I’ll give it to you straight - I’m not a big fan of white flour.
In fact, I prefer to use whole wheat flour for recipes that call for flour. There are so many hidden secrets behind white flour and the milling industry that simply turn me off.
Not only does white flour have a significantly reduced nutritive value but it is also lacking in fiber.
This is why I prefer to grind my own flour. It is a cheaper way to have fresh, high-nutrition flour, and you can be 100% sure that it is of the finest quality!
Always remember that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and it deserves the love and attention it needs, which you can do so by choosing carefully the food you eat.
So for this recipe, you may either buy store-bought whole wheat flour or even better and more preferable, grind your own flour.
Invest in a good quality mill that can be your go-to for freshly milled flour each time.
In the long run, having your own mill is the most inexpensive way to get your flour not to mention how much cheaper it is to make healthier flours right from the comfort of your own home - almond flour, chickpea flour, coconut flour, oat flour - you name it, you got it!
You can have any type of flour on demand by using a reliable mill in your own kitchen. This is what I have been doing for years, and it is definitely one of the many ways that I show how much I love and value my health, as well as the health and well-being of my family.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Nutritious and tasty breakfast or snack on-the-go.
The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins You’ll Ever Have!
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour hard red
- 1 cup (240 ml) whole wheat flour hard white
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/3 cup (75 ml) pumpkin
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (240 ml) sucanat with honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup (240 ml) mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Combine well before adding the remaining ingredients. Blend thoroughly until the mixture is moist.
- Spoon the mixture into greased muffin tins.
- Bake the muffin for 20 to 25 minutes if you are making standard size muffins. For mini muffins, bake between 10 and 15 minutes.
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Hi, I’m Annette Reeder-
I’m a christian nutritionist. I love Jesus and want to see His people come to walk in the complete abundant life He provides, mind, body, spirit. I love to make healthy food as yummy as possible and then share it with you! I am on mission to keep you on mission.
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