vegan chocolate-y pumpkin muffins

2 Nov

I made these for the Halloween party and stupidly left without picking a couple up for breakfast. Fortunately I didn’t end up using up all the batter and kept the rest in the fridge. In the fug of my hangover I did manage to knock out a couple, but I’d have really rather not been made to think quite so much. It turns out making muffins can be loud and painful, even if it is worth it in the end.

This is another dish that is so simple it barely even needs a recipe. However, the resulting muffins would make even the most discerning palette believe days of blood and tears went into making them. They are pretty fucking delightful. This is my version of the original, which can be found at Post Punk Kitchen.


1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. brown
sugar, packed
3/4 c. granulated sugar
tbsp. baking powder
tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
tsp. nutmeg
tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt

1 c. pureed pumpkin
c. soymilk
c. sunflower oil
2 tbsp. dark molasses

tbsp. silken tofu

4 oz. dark chocolate, chips or a roughly chopped bar


In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk the wet ingredients together. Combine the wet into the dry, then fold in the chocolate. Spoon into a greased muffin tin — no more than about 2/3 per cup, as they do rise a fair bit — and then bake at 375 F for 26 minutes (I realise that’s awfully specific, but if you’re after perfection, you know).

When you take them out, leave them in the tin for about 5 minutes, then tip out and tuck in. Seriously delicious!

(It’s worth noting that making your own pumpkin puree is totally lemon squeezy. All you need is about 3 times as much fresh pumpkin as you need pureed: skin it, place it in a saucepan, add about three tablespoons brown sugar and leave over low–medium heat until soupy. Remove from heat, strain and pulse through very quickly with a blender. Done!)


One Response to “vegan chocolate-y pumpkin muffins”

  1. loutheperson 2 November 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    Im sorry you left them! Well Im half sorry as I got to enjoy them for my breakfast with a well needed coffee!

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