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Pepita Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup salted butter or coconut oil softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pepitas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin tin with paper liners or by lightly greasing or buttering. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. In a bowl with a handheld mixer or the bowl of your stand mixer beat the butter until soft and fluffy. Beat in the brown sugar until combined.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time beating until combined. Add the vanilla and beat into the mixture.
  5. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined again before adding the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix until mostly combined before adding the chocolate chips and pepitas. Finish mixing just until everything is combined.
  7. Divide batter evenly among the 12 cavities in the muffin tin. Sprinkle tops with extra chocolate chips and Pepita if desired. Place in the oven and bake 17-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove muffins from the muffin tin and place on a cooling rack until cool. Once completely cool, muffins can be stored in an airtight bag or container for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

I prefer my baked goods to be barely sweet so if you prefer yours sweeter, consider adding 1/4 C extra sugar :)

To make these dairy-free, use coconut oil and make sure your chips are dairy-free.