Kickstart your Fall mornings, which these Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins. Made with freshly milled whole wheat flour, rolled oats, pumpkin puree, yogurt along with chocolate chips, these are satisfying goodies that you can enjoy guilt free.
This is the first real muffin baking recipe I am sharing on my blog. But I have been making so many muffins (add chocolate chips to all) as my daughter loves them. So I want to try to make them healthier so she is not getting just empty calories. Hence this recipe comes to you with all wonderful ingredients that you will not mind enjoying any time with your cup of warm coffee or tea.
I have been making homemade pumpkin puree in my instant pot. Try now if you have not tried, it is so easy. However with that I need lots of ways to use the pumpkin puree. Hence this Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins recipes is one easy way to use it up.
I also recently got the Nutrimill, which is a wonderful machine to make freshly milled flour. And I must say I am so impressed with the softness of the muffins with the fresh flour. It takes just 2 minutes to start the Nutrimill and get freshly milled whole wheat flour. It is like magic!
Easy step-by-step recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Start with pre-heating the oven to 350F. Line a 12 count muffin tray with liners.
We will first mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl - whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Mix them well and set aside.
In a separate bowl, start mixing the wet ingredients - whisk the eggs, brown sugar, then add pumpkin puree, melted butter, vanilla and yogurt. Mix all well until combined.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. Add the chocolate chips and fold everything together gently until combined.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin tray, filling each cup but leaving some space for the muffins to fluff. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and rolled oats.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
Don't they look gorgeous? I have cut one below trying to show you how soft they were for whole wheat muffins.
Tips to make the Best Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
- Chocolate chips are optional. You can just skip them from this recipe or replace with walnuts or cranberries.
- I used brown sugar, but maple syrup can be used to sweeten these muffins too.
- I added rolled oats in this recipe, however they can be skipped without any change to the recipe as well.
- These muffins can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Let them cool on a wire rack before saving in an air tight container in the refrigerator. I lightly warm them in the microwave for 10 seconds before enjoying them.
Sometimes I enjoy topping with some sugar glaze to get a sweet kick (okay, I am making them a bit unhealthy here ?).
Why you will love these Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins?
√ Make with freshly milled whole wheat flour and oats, so they are super healthy
√ They are so soft, and perfect with your warm cup of tea or coffee
√ Great snack for kids with all the healthy ingredients
√ Easy to customize - include or skip chocolate chips, add walnuts or cranberries
Enjoy these healthy whole wheat muffins made with freshly milled flour. You can definitely use store bought whole wheat flour in this recipe.
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Here is a Fall appetizer where you can use Nutrimill to make freshly milled chickpea flour – Chickpea Squash Fritters.
Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
- 1.5 cup Whole Wheat Flour freshly milled in Nutrimill, 6.1 oz
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 1.6 oz + more for garnish
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/3 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar lightly packed
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 cup Chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 muffin tray with cupcake liners.
- In a large bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Mix them well and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, start mixing the wet ingredients - whisk the eggs, brown sugar, then add pumpkin puree, melted butter, vanilla and yogurt. Mix all well until combined.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. Add the chocolate chips and fold everything together gently until combined.
- Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup but leaving some space for the muffins to fluff. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and rolled oats.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
- Remove baking try from the oven. Allow muffins to cool before enjoying.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.