You know those women who go loco for all things pumpkin? Yeah, that’s not me. Pretty much the only dessert I will turn away in a heartbeat is pumpkin pie. Pumpkin?? In a pie?? Who’s idea was that? Pies are meant for three things: fudge, cherry, and lemon meringue. Not oversized gourds. Anyway, you get it. I’m not a “pumpkin person.” I am, however a “muffin person.” Muffins bring me lots of joy. When I saw the post for PaleOMG’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, I was very hesitant. Two out of three things in the recipe title made my heart fill with glee. Chocolate chips and muffins? Yes, please. But, pumpkin? Aw, come on!! After following a strict Paleo diet for a couple weeks, I was Jonesin’ for a treat so badly that I probably would have happily eaten pumpkin pie. I gave it a shot, and the results were oh-so-delicious. The pumpkin is an afterthought, in my opinion, while the chocolate chips and beautiful texture take center stage.

Here is what you need for this recipe:

Ingredients (all credit for this ingredient list goes to Juli Bauer from PaleOMG)
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

And then you need to hop on over to Juli Bauer’s incredible blog, and find out to make them! Here is the link right to her recipe. Warning! You might get distracted and end up reading her posts for hours. She is quite funny and engaging! I have all three of Juli’s cookbooks and they are well-loved. Check out her latest cookbook here!


xo Jaime

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Written by Jaime Fox