It is hard to resist this seasonal and sweet combination of pumpkin and chocolate. It only takes one bowl to mix up a batch of these easy to make pumpkin chocolate muffins!
Why choose pumpkin and chocolate?
I have put zucchini in muffins before as a way to get more veggies in. The addition of zucchini makes them nice and moist in texture. The same thing happens when you add pumpkin. It increases the moisture and is a great way to add more veggies in your daily fare.
Have you ever had pumpkin and chocolate together? It took me a long time to try this combination. Goodness knows why. I love chocolate, and I love pumpkin. Why not combine the two together? They happen to be a delightful combination in this recipe for pumpkin chocolate muffins.
What kind of pumpkin to use?
Depending on where you live, canned pumpkin may be available year-round. That happens to be the case for me. If you prefer, you can roast your own seeded pumpkin. My recommendation is to get the small pumpkins that are known to be sweeter.
My first attempt at trying the pumpkin and chocolate combination was with baked chocolate chip pumpkin donuts. What had I been missing all of these years? I wanted to bake something else incorporating chocolate and pumpkin.
The recipe I decided to try next was these vegan and gluten-free one bowl pumpkin chocolate muffins from Oh She Glows! It is hard to resist this seasonal and sweet combination of pumpkin and chocolate.
Where to find the recipe
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If you like these muffins, you will love my vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins.
If you would like to see a savory pumpkin recipe, take a look at my Pumpkin Veggie Stew which is a variation of vegan chili.