Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vegan Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

I can’t get enough pumpkin right now, how about you? I wanted to bake up a treat for some special friends and knew it had to contain pumpkin. I hit up my usual pumpkin muffin recipe and changed it slightly to make it a bit more indulgent.

Vegan Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:

Wet ingredients-

  • 1 cup plain canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Dry Ingredients-

  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate or carob chips (I used minis)

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º
  • Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray and set aside
  • Mix wet ingredients in one bowl, dry in another
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients
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  • Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, distributing evenly
  • Bake until center of muffin is fully cooked (~14 minutes for minis, 26 minutes for full sized muffins).
  • Let cool for a few minutes in the pan and then remove to a cooling rack

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Ow yah.

How are your workouts coming this week? Mine are going well. Usual Body Pump, Step & Attack! I am also spending a lot of time learning the new choreography for our big Super Saturday release.

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Alright, time for dinner and some Frank (hes looking out the window waiting for Josh to get home).

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40 comments:

janetha g - meals & moves said...

bow chicka bow wow between the chocolatey muffins and frank's puppy dog eyes, i loved this post! going to make those muffins for sure. i definitely CANNOT get enough pumpkin lately.

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

You know I love that we posted about pumpkin at the same time. You won't believe this. I almost made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins tonight, but went with the chili. Give cutie pie Frank a kiss for me. Can't wait for our date Friday!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I love canned pumpkin! So good for so many things. Are those DVDs you are releasing? Or learning from?

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

pumpkin and chocolate is ALMOST as good as pb and chocolate. i guess diff seasons call for diff pairings :)

Lori said...

Oh poor Frank...I think he needs a little girl friend :)!

Lori

TiffersRunsTX said...

I'm definitely drooling over those muffins! I'm eating pumpkin in my oatmeal just about every single day, hehehehehehehe!

Workouts are going great this week. The temps are down and my frisky toosh is out there, hittin' the road early in the morning!

<3 Frank. Kayla makes the same face.

BroccoliHut said...

Wow, these muffins look so good! I have a break from classes for the rest of this week, so I think I'll be doing some baking...

Lauren said...

Oh YUM!!!! Love all of your muffin creations and these are no exception!

By the way, there is a Les Mils Quarterly coming up next month and I wanted to ask you about it. Have you ever been to a Quarterly Training? It looks like they give you a taste of every les Mils class in a one day training. I think it would be good for me to get this experience because I can't decide what area or class I really want to specialize in. I;m just trying to get as much experience as I can. Do you actually get an certifications with this or is it just more of a renewal thing for teachers that already have their certifications?

Lena @loveeatnowafter said...

i love pumpkin muffinsss! i usually make the cupcake version from vegan cupcakes take over the world :) so goood! tho im bookmarking urs to make when i finally get my hands on some pumpkin this season!

i always want to do workouts from dvds but i always find the ones i get to be horrible and i feel foolish. Do you have any recommendations? Are those ones you made? or just ones ur doing?

Jenna said...

These are where it's at! Holy yum!

My workouts are going great this week. I'm happy to report I haven't done the same workout twice. :)

Aggie said...

Oh my goodness, these look amazing!! I wish I had one right now!

misadventuresofj said...

I am loving the new Body Attack Release. More jumping and running and much tougher than the last....but I am so glad no more superman. :) (for now)

fittingbackin said...

You ARE a pumpkin making machine! Love it - must try a recipe so that I can have pumpkin for the first time!! :) I think trying it with chocolate will make me love it for sure!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

girl the muffs look awesome! nothing wrong with choc + more choc!

pumpkin...a lil played out for me b.c i am not a fan to begin with like most of you bloggie ladies are, just "okay" but those muffs may reignite my pumpkin love :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I LOVE pumpkin, and yet to indulge this season on the loveliness. I need to find a body pump class!!

Living and Loving in L.A. said...

The pup! He's so cute!

And your muffins? YUMMERS! I love double chocolate AND pumpkin!

What a smart savvy girl you are to combine the two!

Xo,
Erin

Miz said...

I NEED ANOTHER DOG.
I could seriously kiss franks lovely muzzle :)

simpledaisy said...

Yummy....
I made some vegan pumpkin pancakes this week....
well...wait...I guess they wrent really vegan since I used whey protein powder....but they were still AWESOME!!
I love pumpkin!
and your pooch is completely adorable:):)

Heather said...

OMG, I seriously can't get enough of Frank. Those eyes!!!

I've been learning the new Group Step and Group Power choreography, too. There are a few tracks left to learn - I keep putting them off b/c they're songs I don't like. Haha!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

awwww frank is so cute waiting for josh to come home!! dogs are the best!!!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

Amazing how chocolate and pumpkin just seem made for each other :)

Girl on Raw said...

Are you kidding me? How cute is Frank? And pumpkin and choc eh? Who would have thought??

pumpkinscales said...

Chocolate chips make everything better. I'm going to throw some in my banana bread that I plan to make tonight.

Angharad said...

You are a baking machine at the moment! Loving it!

Faith said...

Your pumpkin muffins look amazing! I love your touch on the muffins. Looks heavenly :)

Faith

Holly said...

My friend JUST spotted canned pumpkin at the store this week (I've been stalking the shelves for weeks now), so I'm gonna go stock up tomorrow! I will DEFinitely be making pumpkin muffins. :-) Those look delicious! Love the pumpkin/chocolate combo. Frank is so sweet, I love his sweet little eyes!

saltandhumor.com said...

Yay for your pumpkin muffins. Especially, being vegan. I can't believe I have not yet made anything with pumpkin this Fall. I can't wait to make your muffins. I'm thinking tonight will be great!! :)

*Naomi* said...

YUM!! although I dont like canned pump on its own that much i LOVE it in baked goods! i want to try soe of your homeamde treats!! there was a HUGE body pump launch at my gym last night!! i cant wait to see how yours goes!!

Sarah said...

Holy Yum Chocolatey Pumpkin-ness!! :-)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

I have yet to try anything pumpkin flavored yet this year and these blogs are making me want to run out and get something to make! The muffins look delicious!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I am totally obsessed with pumpkin right now too! I love celebrating the start of new seasons with seasonal foods :).

tam said...

Your baking makes me wish I had time to bake! x x

Julie said...

hahaha i bet you're looking out the window waiting for josh to come home too! don't lie ;)

what's for dinner mama?!

haha i'm OBSSESSED with mini chips! they're just so much cuter :) i've totally gotta get my baking on this weekend! i think the fam will appreciate it too. so i'm thanking you in advance for using your recipes haha

Dynamics said...

Isn't it amazing that dogs can tell time.

Stacey said...

Your dog is so cute.

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

You are a yummy treat baking machine.

I am so in love with your peanut cookies, it's almost gone. I've been enjoying them a lot and crumbled one on top of my oatmeal today :)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

MMmmmmm pumpkin, it's the bomb! Now chocolate and pumpkin... even more of a bomb!

Can anyone buy those workout dvds or only if you are an instructor? I'd love to try them out but don't live near a gym that offers it.

Krista said...

AWWW!! Baby Frank! He's so cute waiting there for Josh!

Girl, you're killing me with all these wonderful chocolate and chocolate pumpkin recipes. Good thing my weekend is mostly free b/c I wanna make these muffins!

Danielle said...

Another great pumpkin recipe! I have to try these.

Heather said...

Just made those muffins along with a pumpkin spice icing, and oh my god! I have never made a successful vegan baked good until tonight, thanks to you! They are semi-crisp on the outside and moist and yummy on the inside. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.