Whole-grain pumpkin chocolate chip donut muffins

by Suzanne on September 25, 2012

in Breakfast, Sweet Things

 I know it’s a long name and hard to believe whole grain and donuts are in the same sentence right?  But it’s true these are semi-healthy for you so you don’t need to feel so guilty while indulging.  I just happen to love donuts a lot but I try not to indulge in them very often since they are not one of the healthiest things to eat especially for breakfast, so when I saw a recipe that said donut muffin and also pumpkin I was intrigued.  Fall has arrived and pumpkin and apple recipes are everywhere so I must get on the band wagon too, although the temperature here is going to be 94 degrees F. for the rest of the week eek!
Hot temperatures aside pumpkin is a wonderful vegetable to incorporate into your Fall recipe repertoire.  I love that these muffins are dense and cake like and have a nice cinnamon sugar coating on top.  The recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice but I found that it didn’t give it enough flavor for me so I think I would in the future just add my own spices of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon, you might want to try it that way too or stick with the recipe. I’m sure you will love these donut muffins if you give them a try, so Happy Fall Y’all!

Whole-grain pumpkin chocolate chip donut muffins

Ingredients: Adapted from: Caits Plate
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup room temp. butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. chocolate extract or vanilla
1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
3 cups white whole wheat flour, I used organic
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pan with paper cups.
Step 2: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat coconut oil, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl as needed.
Step 3: In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and pumpkin puree, chocolate or vanilla extract and honey. Add pumpkin mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low.
Step 4: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions.
Step 5: Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin cup with batter and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean (about 25- 30 minutes).
Step 6: Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Let muffins cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Working with one at a time, remove muffins from pan and wrapper if you used them, brush all over with butter, then toss to coat in sugar mixture. Let muffins cool completely on a wire rack.
Makes: 24 muffins

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1 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

This combines so many of my favorite things! These look absolutely amazing!

2 Suzanne September 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

thanks Erin!

3 Patty September 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Wow, these are beautiful seasonal baked goodies, the weather has to cool off eventually….

4 Suzanne September 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I hope it does but then we will jump right in to winter I’m afraid.

5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

These look scrumptious, I love anything pumpkin! I’m opening my first can of the season this week :).

6 Suzanne September 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I love pumpkin too so I can embrace the Fall now even tho the temps. aren’t participating.

7 Terra September 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm

The word doughnut and healthy in the same sentence makes me the happiest girl in the whole world:-) I love how hearty and delicious your doughnut muffins look! Hugs, Terra

8 Lisa September 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

These muffins look amazing, Suz! I love that you used some healthy ingredients without eliminating the decadence factor of a muffin and donut in one! These will be a fantastic Thanksgiving morning treat at my house!

9 Amy (Savory Moments) September 26, 2012 at 5:22 am

Oh, these look so yummy! They’d be perfect with some apple cider. I love that they have a donut feel without being fried. Yum!

10 Parsley Sage September 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

These totally count as healthy! Well…healthier than that raw cookie dough I was eyeing up for breakfast this morning 😉 Gorgeous fall recipe, even at 94 degrees!

11 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction September 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I love pumpkin baked goods! These sound wonderful!

12 CCU September 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I am in love with this my friend, addictive 😀

Choc Chip Uru

13 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Those muffins look amazing! Can’t wait to open up that first can of pumpkins–would love to try this recipe. 🙂

14 Sophie September 27, 2012 at 5:07 am

They look just superb, stunnibg & mighty pretty too!
Another must make!! 🙂


15 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking September 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

You just read my mind with this recipe Suzanne! For October chocolate party we decided to combine chocolate and pumpkin and I’m still looking for the perfect recipe. Your sounds delicious!

16 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} September 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Suzanne – I love these muffins! With Fall now officially here, all of the wonderful pumpkin recipes are just making me want to bake all day. I absolutely LOVE this recipe! Will be making soon. Thank you for sharing!!!

17 Carol | a cup of mascarpone September 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Thank you for giving permission to indulge, because these look awesome!!!

18 Nami | Just One Cookbook September 29, 2012 at 12:22 am

Oh Suzanne, this is the healthy looking donuts I’ve seen! I love whole grain, pumpkin, choco chip, and DONUT muffins. Everything looks tempting and how many did you end up eating at once? You should not ask me that question…. 😉 Have a great weekend!!

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