Saturday, September 29, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins!

Okay, I swear this is the last pumpkin recipe for awhile. But this is definitely my FAVORITE so far. Do I keep saying that? I'm sorry, every pumpkin recipe I've made this week has been so good! I wanted to make something to treat myself today and tomorrow before I start my Whole:30 challenge on Monday and these muffins fit the bill perfectly. Why won't I be able to eat this during the challenge? Because of the honey and the choc. chips. Those will be no-nos. This was my first time working with almond flour and I loved it. It keeps the muffins nice & light, like a typical muffin would be, where-as coconut flour makes baked goods a bit denser. I adapted this recipe from this one: I subbed peanut butter for the almond butter (but totally use that if you have it) and I added chocolate chips! Chocolate & pumpkin are a really good combination. I highly recommend it!
I used "Enjoy Life" mini chocolate chips, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free little bundles of joy. I was lucky enough to find them at my local grocery store- but if you can't I found them here on Amazon: seriously go read the reviews on there- these chips are the bomb. PS: In my pictures I halved the recipe because I didn't need 8 muffins laying around the house when I would need to eat them all by Monday. So I just made 4. The full recipe will make you about 8 muffins. :-)

1 Cup Almond Flour
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree (make sure it's 100% pumpkin)
1/4 Cup nut butter (I used peanut butter, any nut butter will do!)
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
Ooooh my FSU cup made an appearance in the background, GO NOLES! :-)
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a muffin pan or line it with paper liners. Whisk together all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips until fully combined.
Step 2: Fold in chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Batter will be thick, that's okay!
Step 3: Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!
ENJOY! I had mine with a cup of tea and I recommend that. It was terrific :-)


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  2. Recommended cooking time for mini muffins? Thanks!

    1. Deena- I would start with a 12 min cook time and go from there, just keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn! If you try it let me know the results :) good luck!