Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Flax Muffins, Easy Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Breakfast, Pumpkin

This morning, I dropped my coffee pot on the kitchen floor. It rolled around on its side by my feet, and for a sleepy hopeful second I thought, ‘whew, it survived!’

Then it cracked into two pieces. Happy Monday!

My stockpile of frozen coffee cubes saved the day, along with the healthy pumpkin flax chocolate chip muffins I baked last night.

Pumpkin packs some impressive health benefits. These pumpkin muffins are a frankenstein concoction I adapted from several recipes around the web.

They’re made with oat flour — I make my own by blending old fashioned rolled oats in my Magic Bullet until they’re a flour consistency — and lightly sweetened with brown sugar and semi-sweet mini chocolate chips. They’re packed with fiber, vitamins, and omega-3 (the ‘good’ fat) making them perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast with fruit and coffee.

Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Servings: 9-11 medium muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1 14oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup oat flour (or old fashioned oats blended until flour consistency)
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Mix pumpkin puree and applesauce in a mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir until well combined. 3. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. 4. Spoon mixture into muffin tin. 4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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  1. 10.20.15
    onmission said:

    Nice to find a recipe that’s both delicious and healthy. Thanks!

  2. 10.17.15

    these look delicious, must give them a try!

  3. 10.17.15

    i’m gonna try these yumm’s :+

  4. 10.16.15
    iamj0ann said:

    I had a brownie from the yoga studio I attend and they used apple sauce and oat flour too AND IT WAS AN AMAZING BROWNIE! <3 I need to try this ASAP.

  5. 10.15.15
    Lauren QS said:

    Those look awesome and Vegan! Something I will definitely be trying!
    I Love your site! I just followed you, I am new to the blogging world and it would be great if we can support each other! I look forward to seeing your future posts :)


  6. 10.14.15

    These look yummy!

  7. 10.14.15

    This sounds doable! Esp for a college student not wanting to gain the (sophomore) 15. Thanks for sharing!

  8. 10.13.15

    Not only do the muffins sound delicious, but, frozen coffee cubes? Brilliant! I wish I had thought of that sooner!

    • 10.14.15

      I found it on Pinterest years ago and it totally changed my morning game! I brew a big pot of coffee on Sunday and pour it into ice trays for the week.

  9. 10.13.15

    yum!! beautiful blog!! would love for you to check out mine at http://glitterboxblog.wordpress.com every visitor greatly appreciated!! I have recipes!!

  10. 10.13.15
    Carolina E. said:

    The muffins look so good !!!

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  12. 10.13.15

    These sound so yummy! I want to try them soon!
    Saira x

  13. 10.13.15

    These look amazing, I’m bookmarking this recipe :) Jay x

  14. 10.13.15
    dezaro said:

    Oh wow! This actually looks yummy, something that I’ll have to try

  15. 10.13.15

    This look so good! I can’t wait to try!

  16. 10.12.15

    These look delicious! I wish I had some for work tomorrow morning :(


    • 10.14.15

      I like to bake things on Sunday while I’m relaxing at home, then I have a little stockpile for the week. :) I need to try some recipes that I can freeze for later; if I find some good ones I’ll post them!

      • 10.14.15

        Such a smart idea! I will keep a look out for them :)

  17. 10.12.15

    My oh my! These look like heaven

  18. 10.12.15

    at least it didn’t crack into a million little pieces – silver lining for your Monday perhaps? The muffins look good!

    • 10.14.15

      Ha, so true! I always appreciate a “glass half full” outlook. ;)

  19. 10.12.15

    These sound amazing! Going to try them out ASAP!

  20. 10.12.15

    Yum! These sound really tasty!

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