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

Ingredients:

  • 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!

http://cookieandkate.com/2014/healthy-maple-pumpkin-muffins/