Now, I may be being a little forward with the title for this post, but I am actually in love with these muffins, I’m so obsessed with them, it’s actually getting a little sad, they’re all I can think about !
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you in hopes that you’ll love them as much as I do. I used half whole wheat flour and half all purpose just to give some added nutritional value, but you could definitely go ahead and use only all-purpose flour, I also made some of the muffins plain and some with chocolate chips, for the chocolate chip ones, I added 1/3 of a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to half of the batter. The yogurt and applesauce are optional, but I think it gave the muffins a little extra moisture :). This recipe gave me 48 mini muffins, so if you wanted to make big muffins, it would probably yield about 12-15 muffins.
Mini Pumpkin Muffins
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp flax meal
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch (about 1/4 tsp) nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 400F and line your muffin tins with paper liners (I used parchment paper liners for the first time and I loved them so much, there was no muffin stuck to the paper ! Yay!).
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, flax meal, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
In a second large bowl, whisk together melted butter, pumpkin puree, yogurt, applesauce, sugar, brown sugar, amd eggs until smooth.
Next, stir in half of the dry ingredient mixture, followed by the buttermilk and vanilla, then add in the rest of the flour, stirring until just combined. If you are putting chocolate chips in all of the batter, stir in your desired amount.
Divide the batter between your prepared muffin tins and bake for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you are making full size muffins, you’ll want to bake them a bit longer, about 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Share (or be like me and eat them all yourself) and enjoy ! 🙂