These bite-sized pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffins are made with whole grains and warm fall spices.
I’ll be the first to admit that I prefer to cook over bake but when the temps start to drop and the leaves start to fall, I find myself gravitating more and more to the kitchen where I can warm up by the oven.
My boys love anything made with pumpkin so I knew right away these pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffins would be a huge hit. In fact, we enjoy pumpkin all year round in oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes and more.
Add chocolate to the mix? Well, that’s a no brainer. They’re going to love it.
The secret to my healthy pumpkin muffins is the addition Stonyfield organic plain whole milk yogurt.
In fact, baking with yogurt is not only a great way to cut down on total fat but it keeps the baked goods light and moist.
Ideal for freezing, I love whipping up a double batch of these mini muffins and stashing half of them in the freezer to use at a later time. Pro Tip: If you individually wrap them in plastic wrap, you can pull them out one at a time as needed.
An ideal option for school snack, I love pairing these pumpkin mini muffins with a Stonyfield yogurt tube. Both are portable and nut-free making them ideal for the classroom.
What are your favorite healthy snacks for little ones? I’d love to hear from you!
No forks required.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or plain flour)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup pure pumpkin
- 1 cup Stonyfield plain whole milk yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and have a non-stick mini muffin pan ready to use.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour through cloves; set aside.
- Using a stand mixer, blend together wet ingredients (pumpkin through vanilla) using the lowest setting to ensure you don’t get splattered. Move the speed up a notch to medium and slowly add in the dry ingredients, about 1/2 a cup at a time, until they’ve all been added.
- Turn off mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with rubber spatula. Turn the mixer back on to low speed and carefully stir in the chocolate chips. Turn off as soon as they’ve all been added. Remove bowl from the stand mixer.
- Using a small cookie scoop, carefully scoop out 48 muffins into the muffin pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clear, about 10-13 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack at least 15 minutes before removing from pan.
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