Marbled Chocolate-Pumpkin Muffins

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!
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.
  2. Step 2

    Whisk together whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. Step 3

    Whisk 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.
  4. Step 4

    Divide 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.)
  5. Step 5

    Spoon 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.)
  6. Step 6

    Place 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.
  7. Step 7

    Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.