A healthy-ish way to enjoy a tasty--and eye-catching--chocolate and pumpkin muffin! They are even better the next day!

Kim

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

    Advertisement
  • Whisk together whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

  • Whisk together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, yogurt, eggs, and melted butter in a second bowl until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture until just combined. Mix in the other 1/2 of the flour mixture and stir until just combined, making sure to not overmix.

  • Divide batter evenly between 2 bowls. Whisk cocoa powder into one bowl until just combined. Fold chocolate chips into the other bowl. (Both batters will be somewhat thick.)

  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon pumpkin batter and 1 tablespoon chocolate batter into each muffin cup. Continue filling muffin cups, alternating between both batters, until each cup is approximately 3/4 full. Make 2 or 3 swirls in the batter of each muffin with a bamboo skewer or butter knife, holding the muffin liner in place as you swirl. (The chocolate chips may make it difficult but just swirl around them.)

  • Place muffins into the preheated oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out with a few moist crumbs, 19 to 23 minutes. Do not overbake.

  • Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

The combo of the batter being slightly thick, along with the use of chocolate chips, can make swirling the batter a bit tricky. Just make sure to hold the edges of the liners fairly securely and move the skewer/knife around as best you can. Don't swirl more than 2 or 3 times or it will lose its effect.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 26.5g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 263.9mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2019
tender not very pumpkin-y not very chocolate-y (I left out the chocolate chips) not very sweet. Read More
Advertisement