Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins

Months and months ago, I bought six cans of pumpkin puree in preparation for the Fall baking season, and look what we have here — *opens pantry door* — five cans of pumpkin, totally untouched.  BLASPHEMY!  It’s nearly November and I’ve posted ONE pumpkin recipe this entire chilly season (#foodbloggerfail?).  But don’t worry, I’ve redeemed myself with these Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins!  They’re dense and sweet, chocolatey, and lightly spiced.  You’d never know they’re sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too 🍫🎃

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Do you see that muffin right up there?  That’s pure chocolatey pumpkin bliss.  If you want to indulge in chocolate but you’re craving some pumpkin, because, you know, it’s FALL and all that, make these Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins.  THEY WERE MADE FOR YOU.

Better yet, if you’re super impatient (like me) with a hankering sweet tooth (also like me), then this super quick and easy recipe will hit the spot.  You’re less than 5 minutes away from this chocolate-pumpkin goodness.

Yeahhhh, this is the life 😎

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

They’re dense yet soft, like every muffin should be, and filled with nutritious ingredients like flax, pumpkin, oats, and cinnamon.  They’re the best of both (chocolate and pumpkin) worlds! 🍫🎃

4 muffins

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 82g (⅓ cup) canned 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 45g (6 tbs) Oat Flour
  • 15g (3 tbs) Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Double Acting Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 5 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • ⅛ tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the ground flaxseed, almond milk, and pumpkin puree.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, sweetener and salt.  Dump in the wet ingredients and whisk together.
  3. Spoon batter into 4 silicone cupcake molds and microwave for ~2½ minutes.  Let cool slightly, then enjoy!

Be sure to follow @DessertsWithBenefits on Instagram!  If you try this recipe, make sure to snap a picture of it, tag me @DessertsWithBenefits, and hashtag #DessertsWithBenefits.  I’d love to see it and feature you on #FanFaveFridays!

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If you are feeling indulgent, add a tablespoon of mini dark chocolate chips to the batter.  After “baking,” feel free to frost the muffins or spread them with Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter, your favorite nut butter of choice, drizzle ’em with pure maple syrup, or just top them off with all-natural whipped cream!  Whateva tickles yo fancy 💁🏻

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Because this recipe is sugar free, contains healthy fats, a whopping 16g of filling fiber and 10g of protein (!!!), these Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins will keep you fuller for WAY longer than some typical ole bakery-bought chocolate muffin or pumpkin pie 🙌

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

So much deliciousness, so little time!

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– Jess

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8 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Microwave Muffins

  1. Raquel Gautier

    This blog it’s GREAT! Thank you for all the healthy DELICIOUS recipes!

  2. Can I use Almond Flour or Coconut Flour instead of Oat Flour?

  3. I love your recipes and site! Thank you!!!!!

    Let me know if there are any hypothyroid friendly ones of the top of your head too and I’ll post on my site! =)

  4. Sooooo hello breakfast!! Do you think these would ship well? 😉 I know the struggle of opening my pantry and realizing I have all these things that need to be used up! 😛

  5. Is it possible to make these individually in a coffee mug? “Cake in a Mug” type thing.
    I want to try this but do not have silicone cupcake molds on hand. Will definitely get some soon though!

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