Day 6: Healthy Cooking Challenge

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Whew. Made it through another week!! I realized in this little challenge of mine that I haven’t made anything sweet!! I wanted something that could be a nice little desert or maybe something I could have with my coffee and not feel guilty!!!

Thank you!! Here’s the original recipe —>

I only slightly altered. Here we go:

Ingredients measure and organized!

The only thing I changed from Katya’s recipe on was I used almond milk and whole wheat flour. She suggested WHITE whole wheat flour, but I had regular in my pantry and if I can substitute something that I already have I will always choose that option. They are almost VEGAN, but I used two eggs. They do sell egg substitutes if you want to make this vegan.

You whisk together your coconut oil and honey, and then whisk in your eggs.

I mixed my dry ingredients (minus the flour) into the mashed bananas along with the pumpkin puree.

I poured that mixture into my honey/oil/egg mixture and mixed until incorporated, and then added my flour. Mix until it just comes together and then fold in your chocolate chips.


Katya’s recipe calls for them to start off baking at 425 and then lower to 325. They cooked so perfectly. I kept peaking through the oven window and couldn’t get over how beautiful they were.


There’s nothing left to do, but eat them!! OMG were these delicious. Especially warm out of the oven. They were moist and sweet, but not too sweet! The honey really adds that touch of sweetness that you don’t get with regular sugar, plus it’s a better sugar. Not to mention the coconut oil in place of canola or butter. No contest. Let’s see what the calories stack up to….

However, while I was typing this blog my dogs smelled that beautiful pumpkin/banana aroma and sat down right next to my feet in the kitchen.

I had to share this pic. I love them.

Nutrition facts: 236 calories and 9.8 g of fat! I don’t even feel bad about eating 2 for breakfast! Remember, these are packed with lots of fiber. The pumpkin and the whole wheat flour really pack it in. Plus the pumpkin and bananas help make these a little more filling!!! Definitely making these again.


  1. Mary McDonald

    January 7, 2018 at 11:05 am

    You’re making me hungry!

    1. ZachsGirl

      January 8, 2018 at 8:03 am

      That’s the goal, but don’t eat too much! It’s a healthy challenge after all!!

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