Pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips – melt in your mouth

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Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

Pumpkin and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Whether you’re in search of healthy treats for kids, or a delicious Festive dessert, try these pumpkin muffins. They’re made with maple syrup instead of sugar, and we use oat flour over regular flour to make them gluten free. They even taste delicious without the chocolate chips if you prefer to avoid chocolate. A yummy bite of goodness without all the nasties. Enjoy!

Summary

Prep: 10mins
Cooking: 20mins
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy

Ingredients

Pumpkin muffins:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups (220g) oat flour
  • 50 grams plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup (120mls) maple syrup
  • 3½ tablespooons (50g) butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup (225g) pumpkin puree – we used canned but you can make homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup (120g) milk chocolate chips

Chocolate maple glaze:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (80g)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (30g)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (90mls)
  • 9 teaspoons icing sugar (70g)
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Method

Pumpkin muffins:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting.
  2. Mix your wet ingredients: 2 eggs, maple syrup, plain yoghurt, melted butter, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Whisk until evenly mixed.
  3. Add in your flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir until just combined.
  4. Add in your chocolate chips and stir gently until evenly spread.
  5. Take a muffin tray and spray the inserts with an oil spray (you can use baking paper or cupcake holders instead if you prefer).
  6. Spoon the mixture into each insert until level with the top.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  8. Take your freshly baked muffins out and let them cool for 10 minutes.

Chocolate maple glaze:

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt. Add in the icing sugar and stir constantly.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and stir until mixed well.
  3. Turn onto a very low heat or remove from the heat entirely, and stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Add milk as needed in order to reach the right consistency. You want it to be liquid but not too watery.
  5. Let your glaze cool slightly then pour it into a plastic food bag and snip the corner.
  6. Squeeze the bag to drizzle the glaze onto your cooled muffins. You can make any patterns you want, zigzags, swirls, or criss-crosses.

 

Our step-by-step guide:

 

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting.

Mix your wet ingredients: 2 eggs, maple syrup, plain yoghurt, melted butter, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Whisk until evenly mixed.

 

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

Add in your flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir until just combined.

Add in your chocolate chips and stir gently until evenly spread.

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

Take a muffin tray and spray the inserts with an oil spray (you can use baking paper or cupcake holders instead if you prefer).

Spoon the mixture into each insert until level with the top.

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Take your freshly baked muffins out and let them cool for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

Add the butter to a saucepan and melt. Add in the icing sugar and stir constantly.

Add in the maple syrup and stir until mixed well.

Turn onto a very low heat or remove from the heat entirely, and stir in the chocolate chips.

Add milk as needed in order to reach the right consistency. You want it to be liquid but not too watery.

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

Let your glaze cool slightly then pour it into a plastic food bag and snip the corner.

Squeeze the bag to drizzle the glaze onto your cooled muffins. You can make any patterns you want, zigzags, swirls, or criss-crosses.

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

Enjoy these mouthwatering pumpkin muffins!

 

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins - halloween recipes

 

 

Take a look at our Wholewheat blueberry muffins for more healthier treat ideas!

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