Marbled Chocolate-Pumpkin Muffins
A healthy-ish way to enjoy a tasty--and eye-catching--chocolate and pumpkin muffin! They are even better the next day!
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1¼ cups whole wheat flour
- 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1teaspoon baking powder
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- ½teaspoon ground cloves
- ½teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 1cup pumpkin puree
- ½cup pure maple syrup
- ½cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
- 2eggs, at room temperature
- ¼cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓cup dark cocoa powder (such as Hershey's® Special Dark), sifted
- ½cup dark chocolate chips
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.
Step 2Whisk together whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
Step 3Whisk together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, yogurt, eggs, and melted butter in a second bowl until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture until just combined. Mix in the other 1/2 of the flour mixture and stir until just combined, making sure to not overmix.
Step 4Divide batter evenly between 2 bowls. Whisk cocoa powder into one bowl until just combined. Fold chocolate chips into the other bowl. (Both batters will be somewhat thick.)
Step 5Spoon about 1 tablespoon pumpkin batter and 1 tablespoon chocolate batter into each muffin cup. Continue filling muffin cups, alternating between both batters, until each cup is approximately 3/4 full. Make 2 or 3 swirls in the batter of each muffin with a bamboo skewer or butter knife, holding the muffin liner in place as you swirl. (The chocolate chips may make it difficult but just swirl around them.)
Step 6Place muffins into the preheated oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out with a few moist crumbs, 19 to 23 minutes. Do not overbake.
Step 7Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.