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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {Appreciation Post}

Occasionally in my posts you will see mention of hubby.  He is my recipe tester, morale booster, and all around biggest supporter.  In fact, he is the one that encouraged me to start this little hobby.

Today you get to learn a little bit more about him.

Daddy and G

What is your significant other’s favorite blog called? “What is this a quiz? I thought this was questions about me. Mother Runner. Right? Is that your favorite?”

What is their favorite prop?“What in the world? Your favorite prop….the china I brought home for you”

What is the weirdest thing you have seen your spouse do for a blog post? “Made a table of 3 crying kids sit with me while you were taking pictures of food on the front porch in the cold. While we were waiting to eat.”  Note:  my hubby likes to exaggerate a little :)

If you could have your own blog what would you call it? “The Humble Rambles of a Genius”
What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies? “I am a food distributor. My hobbies are film and literature and woodworking and fantasy football.”

Favorite recipe on blog: That’s a tough one. There is so much on there. I like the Bang Bang Cauliflower and the lettuce wraps. Didn’t you do one that I was crazy about that you never made again?”

What kind of recipes do you wish I made more of: More dinners with a main dish and a couple of sides. You make a lot of stews, chili…Which are awesome.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know hubby a little better.  I think he is ready to make this a regular feature 😉

While the recipe I have for you today isn’t a main dish or a side, it does have chocolate which is one of hubby’s favorites.

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are vegan, whole wheat, and free from refined sugar (except for the chocolate chips).  The kids-and hubby-still gobbled them up

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 24 muffins


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup almond, soy, or rice milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups mini chocolate chips. I like Enjoy Life brand


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tin with paper liners
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the oil, maple syrup, milk, pumpkin, hot water, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips
  6. Spoon batter into muffins tins.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  8. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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  1. Nothing like a good pumpkin muffin! I’m impressed that your husband at least knows what props are:-)

    • I guess he hears me whine about my lack of them enough :)

  2. Loved this! The first answer cracked me up!

  3. His comment about making the crying kids wait for dinner while you took pictures…. HILARIOUS 😉

    • Maybe only a small exaggeration :)

  4. Aaaah, love that first picture! Dads and their kids kill me! <3

    • Thanks! There is something about Dads and their kids

  5. That picture is priceless… so adorable!! Sounds like your hubby keeps you on your toes… and keeps you laughing! I hope he starts that blog too… 😉

    • He definitely keeps me on my toes and laughing

  6. Ha! Your hubby is freaking hysterical. God Bless him for watching the kids while you take pictures! And these chocolate pumpkin muffins are one of my favs too!

    • He does make me laugh!

  7. “The Humble Ramblings of a Genius.” That’s awesome. And that was my 2nd choice for my own blog. :)

    • That would be so funny if it was actually taken!

  8. I am still dying laughing over what your hubby would name his blog and the fact that my hubs said ” he could guest post on my blog, Bob’s epic blog, you know, if I had a blog”

    the muffins look great!!

    • Ha Ha! That would be a couple of awesome blogs!

  9. “Didn’t you do one that I was crazy about that you never made again?” I think this is a regular thought of all of our hubby’s without a doubt!

  10. This is such a sweet post! And delicious recipe. I might have to borrow this idea- loved hearing his perspective!

  11. Sometimes I wish that I made more meals with sides too. I mean… I pretty much just make dessert and leave us with carry out or a restaurant. At least you make stews. :)

    • He probably would like to have more desserts too!

  12. Died laughing with the crying kids comment. Our husbands are saints!

  13. Husband never exaggerate :)Great interview, and a sweet post!

  14. Healthy pumpkin muffins! Awesome! That means I can have a couple, right? That photo of your husband and cute little blondie is completely precious. Mega bonus points for bringing you home China!

  15. LOL, waiting for food. Been there!! Love these muffins!

  16. Ha! I make a lot of chili’s too! I think my husband would like more warm food! This is perfect timing for these muffins! I’m in the mood for pumpkin! The picture is absolutely precious!

  17. You muffins look fabulous and it sure is fun reading all your hubby’s answers :)

  18. super adorable!! I am going to do something similar for D’s birthday in a few months. Plus wow thanks for the link up you just introduced me to a TON of new people!

  19. I love that photo of him kissing those blond curls. How sweet! Great post- thanks for sharing!

  20. Oh that photo is just precious!!
    The bit about the kids crying while waiting for their food… I can see that happening around here…for reals. :)

  21. “Didn’t you make one I was crazy about and then never made it again?” SO true! My kids have an ongoing joke about it. Did you like it? Well, you’re never getting it again! Glad I’m not alone here.

  22. Aww, what a cute picture!

    And I had to laugh at the making three kids cry while you take pictures. Somehow I agree with you in thinking that the husband was exaggerating a little. 😉

    And these muffins look incredible! Definitely my type of recipe. I’m so happy to have found your blog!

    • Yeah, he exaggerates just a little :)

  23. I am excited to make these!!!

    How much melted coconut oil? It just says “1/4”.


    • Sorry that should be 1/4 cup!


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