Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Well, I found out that today was National Pumpkin Day, and who was I to argue? Technically, I didn't make these muffins today, but there has to be some kind of participation points for sharing a pumpkin recipe. I mean, how would we be able to enjoy pumpkin treats if there were no recipes?
Anyway, all silliness aside. Last week I was cruising the blogs looking for "healthier" muffin recipes when I came across this recipe on Mary Ann's blog Meet Me in the Kitchen. I wanted to make a "thank you treat" for the medical team that I had been working with for the past 4 weeks, but I wanted something a little healthier since it was going to be served for breakfast. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy and make my fair share of loaded baked goods, but I'm not a big fan of foods that appear to be healthy but really aren't. If I am going to eat 400 calories for breakfast, then I might as well have had a cinnamon roll =)
The verdict - the muffins were great and were devoured by my teammates. The pumpkin kept them nice and moist, and no one even knew that had whole grains and were low-fat until I told them. Better yet, the mini chocolate chips made them just sweet enough. That my friends is success. Check out Mary Ann's blog for the recipe. I made them exactly as written only doubling the recipe to get a few more muffins. It's a little late now for Pumpkin Day (which is absolutely my fault), but I won't tell =) Enjoy!