Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are a yummy Fall breakfast treat! Made with Greek yogurt and no oil, they are light, delicious, and easy to make!
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are a yummy Fall breakfast treat! Made with Greek yogurt and no oil, they are light, delicious, and easy to make!

Fall is here… and pumpkins are everywhere you look!  I decided to get in on the crazy pumpkin recipe trend. So, this past weekend I tried a new “lightened up” recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

This particular recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins intrigued me, because no oil was used in it.  There also was no granulated sugar, just a small amount of brown sugar. The recipe also called for Greek nonfat plain yogurt. Needless to say, I was very curious to try these muffins.

I only made a couple very slight tweaks to the original recipe. All purpose flour was used, instead of whole wheat flour, and regular chocolate chips were used, instead of miniature chips.

The pumpkin chocolate chip muffins were incredibly quick and easy to make, and turned out GREAT! They have a slightly different texture than traditional pumpkin muffins, due to the tweaking of the ingredients. The great news is they still have ALL the flavor you would expect, with only 154 calories per muffin!

How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

The first thing to do is preheat your oven to 400°F. While the oven is preheating, place paper muffin liners into a standard sized (12 holder) muffin tin. Lightly spray paper liners with non-stick cooking spray.

Place pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract into a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk these ingredients together to form a smooth batter.

Eggs, pumpkin, Greek yogurt and brown sugar are mixed to make batter for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Batter for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins is whisked together.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, spices, and rolled oats).  Add this dry mixture to the pumpkin batter in bowl.

Stir the batter only until all ingredients have been combined. Be careful to NOT overmix!

Dry ingredients are added to batter for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Add chocolate chips, then fold them into batter.

Chocolate chips are added to pumpkin muffin batter.

Evenly divide filling into prepared paper muffin liners in pan.  The batter will almost come to the top of the liners. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a few more chocolate chips.

Batter for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins is divided into 12 muffin tins.

Bake the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in preheated 400°F oven for approximately 15-17 minutes.

To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into center of a muffin. If toothpick comes out clean, muffins are done.

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins cooling down, after baking.

Remove muffin pan from oven. Carefully lift out pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Close up photo of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, on wire rack.

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins can be served either warm or at room temperature (my preferred temp). Store leftovers in an airtight covered container.

Here is a photo of the inside of one of the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, after cooling down.  The muffins are filled with flavor (and chocolate chips!).

A look at the inside of one of the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

I hope you enjoy these easy to prepare muffins! Each muffin, when prepared as written, have a total of approximately 154 calories. That’s pretty low in calories for such a great tasting muffin!

Hope you enjoy these muffins…Have a GREAT day!

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Original Recipe Source: https://buildyourbite.com/skinny-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-muffins/

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are a yummy Fall breakfast treat! Made with Greek yogurt and no oil, they are light, delicious, and easy to make!

Category: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 154 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek plain yogurt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (reg. or mini)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. While oven preheats, place paper muffin liners into a standard sized (12 holder) muffin tin. Lightly spray paper liners with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Place pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract into a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk these ingredients together to form a smooth batter.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, rolled oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt, baking soda).  Add to pumpkin batter in bowl.  Stir batter only until all ingredients have been combined. Be careful to NOT overmix! Add chocolate chips; fold them into batter.

  4. Evenly divide filling into prepared paper muffin liners.  Batter will almost come to top of the liners. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a few chocolate chips.

  5. Bake muffins in preheated 400°F oven for 15-17 minutes.To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into center of a muffin. If toothpick comes out clean, muffins are done. Remove muffin pan from oven. Carefully lift out muffins, and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Muffins can be served warm, or at room temperature. Store leftovers in sealed airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation was based on using all purpose flour (versus whole wheat).

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3235IU65%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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