Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

chocolate chip pumpkin muffin closeIf you’re a fan of chocolate and pumpkin these muffins are extremely satisfying. And only 110 calories a piece! If you remove the chocolate chips and decide to do a plain pumpkin muffin, it’s only 65 calories per muffin.

*Also check out my recipe for Low-Calorie Honey Almond Pumpkin Muffins

Calories: 110 per muffin (makes about 12 muffins *note this muffins are a little small, if you want larger muffins fill up only 9 of the 12 spaces in the muffin tin)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 4 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

chocolate chip pumpkin muffin farIn one bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and apple sauce. blend together. In a separate bowl add the salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and whole wheat flour. Add the wet and dry ingredients together. DO NOT OVER MIX. Over mixing will make these too dense. Fold in the chocolate chips. Evenly distribute the batter in the muffin tray. (you don’t have to, but I used cupcake wrappers. If you don’t, just make sure you grease the pan.) Bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until you can poke a toothpick into the muffin, and have it come out clean.

Enjoy the guilt-free muffins!

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