Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

This weekend was a bit too food-filled for this foodie.  I had a great time baking, celebrating with friends, and enjoying the season, but my belly is ready for the new year.  *Don’t get me wrong, the rest of me is still loving the holiday season, jingle bells and all.

running      cookies

On Saturday, I went for a much needed run, and lucky for me, the run was fabulous!  I love love love these new Pro Compression socks I won from Kat’s blog.  I later baked cookies and headed out for a neighborhood party.

trees      tree

On Sunday, I whipped up these pretty little things for another holiday party.  (Yeah, on Sunday – I wasn’t too happy about the date; I’m a pajama girl on Sunday evenings.)

pump      chocolate

After the holiday lunch Thursday and holiday parties Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I’m feeling pretty bleh.  Luckily, I did at least whip up something healthy this weekend.

muffins      chocolate

I froze most of these to nibble on through the week.  Due to their lack of fat and such, they don’t puff up like normal muffins, but they freeze and reheat in the microwave incredibly well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c flour (I used whole wheat.)
  • 1/2 c NuNaturals Fiber Baking Blend
  • 1 packet Stevia (or about 2 tsp sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (heaping) pumpkin pie spice
  • an extra dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 c pure canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBS + 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c milk (approx)
  • 1/4 c dark chocolate chips or shavings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a muffin tin.
  2. Mix dry, except chocolate.  Separately, mix wet.  Add wet to dry without over mixing.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.  Divide among muffin tin.  (I got seven muffins.)
  4. Bake 18-22 minutes.  Allow to cool completely if you intend to freeze any of them.

Is your belly sick of the holidays yet, or have you been managing the temptation?

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13 Responses to Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

  1. I always forget about the nuNAturals fiber baking blend. I am going to try to get that in at the store where I work, because I always want to use it in my samples or recommend it, but I can’t !! So then…I forget about it. It’s amazing stuff.

  2. I feel the same way after a weekend of parties. I had one last night as well. It was a great party, but I didn’t get to do my usual shopping/food prep so I feel a little lost this morning.

  3. We haven’t had any holiday parties yet.. but this coming week is going to be insane!

  4. Kacy says:

    I’m not quite sick of it yet ;) I know I need to take the eating down a notch, but everything is so good! These muffins look great though.

  5. Ugh I feel ya’! My weekend was food & sugar filled & I am hurting’ today! Hopefully this week will be fairly tame. Working out certainly helps!

  6. Abby says:

    I’ve been pretty good about eating sweets this season, but I’ll be happy when the temptations are over!

  7. What a cute idea for the rolls….adorbale little veggie pizza Christmasy thing. :-)

    Im trying to shake my Bronchitis – tomorrow is supposed to be surgery, but it looks like it might be cancelled due to me being so sick! sucks

    oxo from Texas

  8. I’ve actually been managing pretty well with the holiday food this year, buuuuuut that’s mostly because I’ve been away so there hasn’t been much holiday food to enjoy :P I have a feeling this week will be a whole other story.

  9. I’m not sick of the holiday food yet. Only comes once a year!

  10. Great healthy recipe! I’ve been looking for more ideas for using my NuNaturals Baking Blend, too! I just bought it a few weeks ago and have only used it once–but I definitely liked it!

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