Trickster Treat Double Chocolate Muffins
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Recipe type: Quick Bread
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Serves: 1 dozen
 
These deliciously tricky muffins are chocolatey, delicious, and, believe it or not, choc-full of fiber! Despite their chocolatey nature, these treats are made with whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, bran flakes, and no oil or butter.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup bran flakes
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (light or dark, depending on your preference)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flax seed meal (same as "ground flax seed")
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder (my favorite)
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 12 muffin tins with muffin liners.
  2. Pour the first six ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Let the ingredients sit as you combine the rest of your ingredients in another bowl. This will allow the bran flakes time to soak.
  3. Combine your ingredients into the large bowl and stir until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 muffin tins and bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Recipe by The Heart of Homemade at http://www.heartofhomemade.com/double-chocolate-muffins/