Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe by Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • flax egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup almond milk + 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or sub buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp grape seed or canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (non-dairy for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Prepare flax egg by mixing flax meal and water in a large bowl - let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Add pumpkin puree, almond milk, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and stir. Then add salt, baking soda and powder and cinnamon and whisk.
  4. Carefully place flours into a sifter and sift over wet ingredients and stir.
  5. Add chocolate chips and stir again lightly until just incorporated. If the batter appears too thick, add a splash of almond milk or orange juice. Otherwise, you're ready to bake!
  6. Spoon into paper-lined muffin tins (should be 11-12) until each liner is filled almost completely full (about 7/8ths). Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top for presentation (optional).
  7. Bake for 22-28 minutes or until fluffy, golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container or bag. Freeze for longterm storage.