October 12, 2011

Pumpkin, Oatmeal & Dark Chocolate Mini Muffins {hello harvest-ish recipes!}

I DIE for pumpkin.
Like, literally.
Remember a few years ago when there was that pumpkin shortage and you couldn't find canned pumpkin in any store?!
Humor me here, even if you don't remember.
Basically, I cried until spring because I didn't get my fill of pumpkin-y deliciousness.

But, I digress, because this year, there is NO pumpkin shortage in these parts, and I  plan to take full advantage of it!

Here's a super easy and relatively healthy recipe for some festive harvest pumpkin muffins!

Gather up the ingredients
{unfortunately, there really is more than one ingredient...disappointing, I know}

Mix the pumpkin, applesauce, milk, egg and egg white

Technically, you should sift the dry ingredients together and then slowly add them to the wet, but I'm a bit of a lazy baker, so I just add it all in at once...hey, they turned out fine :)

See, looks normal, right?

Toss in the last ingredient, chocolate chips, and mix them in

I love these harvest-y muffin cups and thought they would be perfect for this recipe.

So I lined the muffin tins and filled 'em on up!

Bake at 375 for approximately 14 minutes and they're done!

Ta Da!

How adorable are these?

I love that they're not overly sweet.
They could easily serve as a breakfast muffin, quick snack, or a little treat!

They get eaten up pretty quick around here.

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons applesauce {or vegetable oil}
one large egg
one large egg white
1/4 cup milk
1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin baking cups, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place pumpkin, applesauce, milk, egg and egg white to a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill baking cups evenly and bake for 12-14 minutes {remember, these are mini muffins, but I'd say it would be closer to 20 minutes for a full size muffin}
And that's it!
This recipe gave me 40 mini muffins - which totally means there was enough to share :)

{recipe adapted via}


Ally said...

Yay! another awesome recipe to add to the ton I've already found :)

Libby's Life said...

Yummy! I must try these ASAP!

Mallorie Owens said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing...and I totally remember the pumpkin shortage...it was terrible :)

Fallon said...

Tomorrow is my snack day at preschool, and TAHDAH! Perfect recipe!

Deniz said...

Hi! happy days!:) Loves from Turkey!

Deniz said...

Hi! happy days!:) Loves from Turkey!

Deniz said...

Hi! happy days!:) Loves from Turkey!;)

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