Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins are made with whole grains, no oil, extra protein, lots of pumpkin and are absolutely irresistible! 

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

You’re going to want to make a double batch of this healthy chocolate pumpkin muffin recipe…one to gift to someone special and another batch to enjoy at home. 🙂

The gift of food is always appreciated, particularly when it’s a delicious and healthy recipe.

That’s exactly what The Recipe Reduxers are sharing this month: breads and quick breads plus creative ways to wrap up these tasty gifts as presents.

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins Ingredient Swaps

We chocolatized one of the most popular recipes these days on The Dinner-Mom site: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free version, then check out Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins which could easily receive the same makeover!

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

We added some antioxidant rich unsweetened cocoa powdered and added some skim milk to balance it out. Dark chocolate cocoa powder is divine too!

These little goodies are packed with protein from Greek yogurt, egg and skim milk. You won’t find any oil. But, you will find lots of pumpkin, which makes them very moist. We dotted them with mini chocolate chips for a double dose of chocolate in every bite.

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

They are sure to be a winner with friends and family!

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Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins are made with whole grains, no oil, extra protein, lots of pumpkin and are absolutely irresistible!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: muffin
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley

Ingredients

  • cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup sugar I used ½ cup stevia/sugar substitute
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 15 ounce pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 5.3 ounce container non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Stir pumpkin, vanilla, milk, egg and yogurt into the dry mix.
  • Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffins tins lined with paper liners or coated with cooking spray about ⅔ full. (Tip: if using liners, give them a light spritz of cooking spray before filling with batter.)
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm.
  • Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool further.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 111.5% | Vitamin C: 1.8% | Calcium: 5.8% | Iron: 8%

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Comments

  1. Wow. These look much to rich and delicious to be healthy! Good job 🙂

  2. they look absolutely irresistible!

  3. Chocolate + Pumpkin = Heaven! I love these ingredients, these muffins look delicious!

  4. How nice, Marjorie! It’s great you used whole-wheat pastry flour. Such a great way to make decadent muffins a little bit better for you!

  5. I love that you’ve added Greek yogurt into these delicious and decadent looking muffins. The look so moist and chocolaty!

  6. I love that these are whole wheat! 🙂 And the Greek yogurt addition must be so yummy. They look nice and moist and I bet so full of flavor!

  7. I am a huge fan of Greek yogurt in baking and these muffins need to be made for brunch this weekend. Love it!

  8. I’m loving the addition of Greek yogurt, I bet it makes them so incredibly moist! Plus, chocolate and pumpkin, yes please.

  9. I’m such a chocolate fanatic so these are calling my name. Nothing better than a big fluffy muffin in the morning. These look seriously yummy!

  10. I like to toss a few chocolate chips into my pumpkin muffins, but a chocolate pumpkin muffins sounds even more delicious! Adding yogurt to muffins gives such a great texture.

  11. These muffins were absolute delicious. The kids and hubby couldn’t even tell there was pumpkin in there – they thought I was crazy for making cupcakes for breakfast (but didn’t complain about it – they just asked for seconds!) This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  12. What is the nutritional value of each muffin?

  13. Laura bourdeau says:

    If I want to make mini muffins – should I just half the recipe?

    • Hi! You can use the same recipe just use mini muffin tins and check after 20 minutes. They will cook faster. If you decide to half the recipe, still use 1 egg. I hope you enjoy them!

  14. Can I use regular white flour or almond flour?

    • Hi! Unbleached or bleached all purpose flour will definitely work. I’ve never tried almond flour and additional binding may be needed, such as adding another egg. If you try it, I’d love to know how it turns out!

  15. I had high hopes for these muffins but they did not work out. Even my pickiest eater wouldn’t have more than a taste. Maybe my pumpkin was too watery? I didn’t add the extra milk just in case. Disappointing.

  16. I have made these twice now, and my family loves them! I used regular white whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour, and regular plain yogurt instead of greek, because that is what I had on hand. I also reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. Absolutely delicious, and I love that they are healthier than most muffin recipes. Thanks so much for the recipe, it is a keeper!

  17. I forgot the sugar. What should I do. The aren’t super sweet because of the chocolate chips

    • Hi! Here are some ideas for a topping: sprinkle powdered sugar on top, make a cream cheese frosting or make an easy orange drizzle by combining powdered sugar, and orange juice.

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