Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Fall Is Coming In Hot!

We are officially just days away from the start of the Fall season and I am so excited. Fall is coming in HOT, but literally…I am currently in Tampa, FL and it is still reaching 93 degrees F everyday!! I am ready for a new season, it’s just been one long hot summer. Fall I am ready for you, I love a nice crisp breeze with a hot latté. There is so many amazing parts of Fall I absolutely adore like I love running outside, especially on a cool morning around 55-65 degrees is ideal. The air smells fresh and it just feels so good. You feel the leaves crunching beneath you as your run a little bit further. The Fall recipes are amazing: pumpkin bread, cinnamon apple oats, rosemary apple cider glazed salmon…I can go on and on. Apple picking always holds a special place in my heart, the whole experience is so enjoyable. Fall, it’s been 5 years since I have experience you and I am coming!

Here’s to a new chapter, Boston Baby.

Saturday, is the beginning of a new chapter for me, Boston here I come! A month or so ago, I had this calling…a calling for something new. It’s been five years since I have been in my home town for an extended period of time, and I miss it. I feel Fall is the best time for me to go enjoy life, family, friends and do all the things that I love to do! It is so important to listen to your heart in life because we only have 1 and time is of essence.

Going forward I will be cultivating a schedule and experiencing life fully in the present moment. I don’t know exactly where my next chapter will be bringing me, but I have started writing it and it feels so beyond right. Stay tuned for some fun food experience in Boston, South Shore, Cape Cod and New York. I am coming for you! I will leave you with this – if there is any piece of your life that does not feel right, or does not align with what you’ve always hoped to do/accomplish then pay attention to that feeling. There is no good in overlooking it or waiting it out any longer. Do what feels good!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

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Total

Yield 12 Muffins

Ingredients

  1. 2 very ripe bananas
  2. 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. 1/4 c. coconut sugar
  6. 1/4 c. brown sugar
  7. 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips 
  8. 1 tsp baking powder
  9. 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  10. 1/4 tsp salt
  11. 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  12. 3/4 c. 1-1 gf flour 
  13. 1/2 c. coconut flour
  14. 3 tbsp coconut oil
  15. 1/2 c. plain or vanilla greek yogurt 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. And grease muffin tin with a little bit of coconut oil. 
  2. In a large bowl mash bananas then stir in eggs, brown sugar, coconut sugar and vanilla. Add the baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt using a rubber spatula to stir. 
  3. Slowly fold in the flour, be mindful not to over mix. Next add in the chocolate chips, set a few aside to put on top of the muffins. 
  4. Use a 1/4 c. to measure muffin batter into the pan. Then bake in the oven for about 3o minutes until the toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Courses Breakfast

Ingredient Recommendations

  1. Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Flour
  2. Unsweetened Coconut Flour
  3. Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
  4. Pumpkin Pie Spice

I hope you enjoy this dish! I love seeing all of your creations, share them with me Tag @theempowerist on IG or direct message me!

With Love & Gratitude, Carly

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