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.
I have been enjoying Fall food wholeheartedly, firstly with the Chickpea Squash Fritters, then Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Coconut Pumpkin Halwa, and now these Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins.
I have made many muffins (adding chocolate chips to all) as my daughter loves them. But I also want 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.
You might also like these Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins, Whole Wheat Carrot Chocolate Muffins, and Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins made from scratch. Check them out!
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 recipe is one easy way to use it.
I also recently got the Nutrimill, a wonderful machine for 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 them aside.
Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl - whisk the eggs and 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 18-20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Don't they look gorgeous? I have cut one below 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 them with walnuts or cranberries.
- I used brown sugar, but maple syrup can also be used to sweeten these muffins.
- I added rolled oats to this recipe. However, they can be skipped without any change to the recipe.
- These muffins can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Let them cool on a wire rack before saving them 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 them 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 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
- ½ cup Rolled Oats 1.6 oz + more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ⅓ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 Eggs
- ½ cup Brown Sugar lightly packed
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- ⅓ cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cup Plain Yogurt
- ½ cup Chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoon 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.
I hardly think these are healthy when you use eggs and butter!
Perfect recipe! Thank you! I used coconut oil instead of butter and walnuts instead of pumpkin seeds. Freezing these for when baby arrives and I need healthy options 🙂
Rebecca Lewis says
I have probably used this recipe two dozen times in the past year, because it’s wonderful. I double the recipe in order to use one whole can of pumpkin purée (it’s not exact per the recipe, but close and turns out right). I also use part almond meal to replace some of the flour (for single recipe, mine is 1 c wheat flour, 1/2 c almond meal). It’s so tasty and comes out perfectly each time!
Leah M says
I made these this morning and they turned out perfect! I used 1/4 cup of honey instead of brown sugar to make them just a little more diabetic friendly for my husband and it worked great. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
What whole wheat grains did you use for milling the flour? Could you point to the right grains that I can buy in the US?
Meeta Arora says
Hi Mounica - I used red wheat berries I got at Whole Foods to make the flour for this recipe. I could only fine wheat berries at Whole Foods, so that is what I used.
I want to make these vegan. If I skip the yogurt and butter will they turn out ok? So I need to sub something else? Thanks!
Meeta Arora says
Hey Kari - I have not tried so it is hard for me to confirm it will work perfectly. My guess is to replace butter with your choice of vegetable oil and yogurt for vegan yogurt or soy/almond milk. Please do let me know if you try as it will help other readers. Thank you!