Low-Fat Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Low-Fat Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
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Low-Fat Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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"Tasty vegan muffins that are low-fat. Much of the fat content in this recipe is from the chocolate chips, but they are soooo worth it!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Whisk whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir pumpkin and water into dry ingredients, mixing until just moistened; fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them to just below the tops.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and tops of muffins bounce back when pressed lightly, 25 to 30 minutes. Let muffins cool in pans for 5 minutes until removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 27, 2013

I made these yesterday and my family really enjoyed them. We jut started eating vegan for my husband's heart health, so I'm looking for new recipes to replace old favorites. These were moist and yummy and were a very nice addition to our Sunday brunch. I used 1 cup ww flour, 1 cup ww pastry flour and it worked nicely. Thanks for sharing, Mallow1!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2013

These muffins had a good flavor, but you could tell by their appearance and texture that they are a lower fat type muffin. They don't have that smooth, slightly moist top most muffins have. The interior is soft, yet extremely dense. The exterior is slightly hard and has more of a crusty texture. The batter is very thick and the way it is spread is the way it bakes up. So consider that, if not spreading smoothly on top. Only change I made was using mini chocolate chips, pumpkin spice for the nutmeg, and King Arthur white whole wheat. These would fit most diets. The calories are also quite low for a muffin. Might be good with some coffee.

 

18 Ratings

Oct 11, 2013

These turned out great. I only had white flour on hand so I used that instead of the whole wheat. I also used apple cider instead of water to boost those fall flavors. They did stick to the paper but that doesn't really bother me. The fact that it's not full of added fats more than makes up for it. Great recipe!

 
Oct 03, 2013

This was a wonderful recipe! Super easy to make, and it tasted great. It was a hit with all of my friends (who are all meat and dairy eaters, some scoffed at the "Vegan" name first, saying vegan foods don't taste the same). They all LOVED it. The only thing I would add is to add some oil in the muffin liners. The muffins got stuck to the liners themselves and wouldn't come off.

 
Sep 12, 2013

Great healthy breakfast muffin for the kids. Not too sweet which I appreciate. I did add an egg because the mixture was extremely dry before baking and I wasn't necessarily looking for a vegan recipe. I agree with the other reviewers that if you leave out the chocolate chips, you need to add raisins, diced apple, cranberries, or something for a little extra sweetness

 
Jan 03, 2014

These muffins are fantastic! To make the batter more moist, I added an egg (which isn't vegan, but really helped the recipe!). I also substituted 1/4 teaspoon of the nutmeg for pumpkin pie spice. I would recommend using foil cupcake liners, because the muffins don't stick to them. Overall, this was a great recipe. I will definitely be making these again!

 
Jun 05, 2013

I was so surprised by how good this turned out. I used all brown flower which added a nice grainy texture to it, and made a cake instead of muffins. So yummy! And I agree that the chocolate chips are worth it- but if you skip them you would want to put some sort of added something (nuts, dates, raisins) to add sweetness.

 
Nov 02, 2014

After reading the reviews I made a few modifications. I used 1 c whole grain flour, 3/4 c. Old fashioned oats, and 2 tbsp flax seed meal instead of the 2 c flour. Then I did add an egg-- I was looking for healthy not necessarily vegan. I used carrot juice instead of the water. And added 2 tsp cinnamon instead of 1. I also added honey roasted sliced almonds 1/2 c instead of the choc. Chips. They taste moist and quite delicious. The nuts add a bit of crunch. They are not a sweet muffin, but a good healthy alternative.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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