Pumpkin + Chocolate Chip Muffins

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What a great day to be a sports fan!!!!!!!!!

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I wish I knew what that was like.

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I think it’d be really great to get that jazzed about a team that has no bearing on my existence. Sigh.

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Instead, I have been VERY busy watching Stranger Things. I’m finally on this train, y’all, & I am not hopping off anytime soon – chugga chugga choo coo! I freaking love this show. I’m not sure where they found these uber talented mini humans to be the main characters, but I am thoroughly impressed. It’s also mighty refreshing to see Winona Ryder on screen. I’ve missed you, girl. We’ve all forgotten about the Saks Fifth Avenue incident.

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I’m sorry for bringing it up again right now, though.


Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 1 dozen muffins


  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree, not off brand!
  • 1/4 cup of skim milk
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp. of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. of allspice
  • 1 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats + more for topping

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • In a large bowl, whisk olive oil + honey
  • Whisk in eggs
  • Fold in pumpkin + whisk in milk
  • Add baking soda + vanilla + cinnamon + ground ginger + nutmeg + allspice
  • Add flour + chocolate chips + oats, combine well
  • Place muffin cups in a muffin tin + lightly spray with cooking spray
  • Pour an even amount in each cup
  • Top with a sprinkle of oats + a dash of cinnamon
  • Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Invite pals over + pour everyone glasses of skim milk + serve them a warm muffin + compare chocolatey milk mustaches, winner gets high five


Idea came from here!





21 thoughts on “Pumpkin + Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. Jasmine S. says:

    Your post had me LOL-ing through it. I’ve had all those thoughts! I keep meaning to get on to watching Stranger Things. If you could send these muffins over to Louisiana while I do that, that would be fannnnntastic! πŸ™‚


    • Rachel says:

      OMG you will LOVE it! I was skeptical because I don’t love scary things, but it is sooooo funny that you forget it’s thrilling. Oh & did your muffins arrive yet? πŸ˜€


    • Rachel says:

      No, no, no, no, no! You can do it! It is not scary AT ALL. It’s definitely thrilling, but it’s so freaking hilarious that you forget that it’s sci-fi. Give it another shot! πŸ˜€


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