Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins

Pumpkin & Chia Muffins

These yummy Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins are just perfect for lunch boxes big and small!

Miss 7 and I got our bake on in the kitchen over the weekend while the boys were at the Movies and Miss 4 was taking her nap.

Having both big and little people in the household we went with 2 size options.  The combination of Pumpkin, Wholemeal flour, Chia Seeds & Spices certainly makes for a memorable delicious mouthful if you go mini and if you go the standard size option they’ll fill that empty tummy feeling between meals.

I couldn’t help myself but to swipe a yummy serve of butter over each half of my warm muffin then drizzle it with honey.

 

Here’s your How- To:

Pumpkin Muffin collage

Pumpkin muffin helper

Pumpkin muffin 1

 

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Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 400g butternut pumpkin cubed,steamed and mashed (I cooked mine in microwave for 7 minutes on high)
  • 2 cups Wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted.
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (for topping)
  • ½ cup Rice Bran oil (you can use vegetable)
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170C fan forced
  2. Line a 24 hole mini muffin tray with mini patty pans plus a standard 12 hole muffin tin with 10 patty pans.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, chia seeds, ginger and spice in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk the eggs, oil and milk in a jug pour into flour mixture and add mashed pumpkin.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  6. Spoon 1 heaped teaspoon of mixture into each mini patty pan. Spoon approx. 1 1 /2 tablespoons of mixture into each standard patty pan (the idea is to fill each pan about ⅔).
  7. Sprinkle with oats.
  8. Bake mini muffins 12 -15 minutes or until they spring back to touch.
  9. Bake standard muffins 20-25 minutes.
  10. Set aside 5 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool.
  11. Serve as is or with a yummy swipe of butter and honey (my personal fav).

Pumpkin Muffins for the big people

What’s your favourite muffin combination?

Have you tried my Lemon, Chia and Thyme or Cacao Coconut Rough muffins?

lemon chia & Cacao Muffins

I love how easy muffins are to make, perfect for whipping up when you don’t want the fuss of getting out that electric mixer!

Until the next time lovelies……..

Zamamabakes

 

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Pumpkin & Chia Muffins

These yummy Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins are just perfect for lunch boxes big and small!

Miss 7 and I got our bake on in the kitchen over the weekend while the boys were at the Movies and Miss 4 was taking her nap.

Having both big and little people in the household we went with 2 size options.  The combination of Pumpkin, Wholemeal flour, Chia Seeds & Spices certainly makes for a memorable delicious mouthful if you go mini and if you go the standard size option they’ll fill that empty tummy feeling between meals.

I couldn’t help myself but to swipe a yummy serve of butter over each half of my warm muffin then drizzle it with honey.

 

Here’s your How- To:

Pumpkin Muffin collage

Pumpkin muffin helper

Pumpkin muffin 1

 

4.0 from 1 reviews
Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 400g butternut pumpkin cubed,steamed and mashed (I cooked mine in microwave for 7 minutes on high)
  • 2 cups Wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted.
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (for topping)
  • ½ cup Rice Bran oil (you can use vegetable)
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170C fan forced
  2. Line a 24 hole mini muffin tray with mini patty pans plus a standard 12 hole muffin tin with 10 patty pans.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, chia seeds, ginger and spice in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk the eggs, oil and milk in a jug pour into flour mixture and add mashed pumpkin.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  6. Spoon 1 heaped teaspoon of mixture into each mini patty pan. Spoon approx. 1 1 /2 tablespoons of mixture into each standard patty pan (the idea is to fill each pan about ⅔).
  7. Sprinkle with oats.
  8. Bake mini muffins 12 -15 minutes or until they spring back to touch.
  9. Bake standard muffins 20-25 minutes.
  10. Set aside 5 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool.
  11. Serve as is or with a yummy swipe of butter and honey (my personal fav).

Pumpkin Muffins for the big people

What’s your favourite muffin combination?

Have you tried my Lemon, Chia and Thyme or Cacao Coconut Rough muffins?

lemon chia & Cacao Muffins

I love how easy muffins are to make, perfect for whipping up when you don’t want the fuss of getting out that electric mixer!

Until the next time lovelies……..

Zamamabakes

 

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24 Comments on “Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins

  1. These look yummy! Great idea making small and big ones too! x

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    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Krissy , they are deeeeelicious! The kidlets were even pleasantly surprised knowing they had pumpkin in them. New favourite lunch box filler!
      Thanks for stopping by x

      Reply
  2. These sound fantastic. I’ve never really embraced the pumpkin baking but I really must. I love a really spicy cake/muffin

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    1. Dannielle

      They are delicious Nicole! If you love a really spicy cake why not add an extra teaspoon of ginger and mixed spice, I’m thinking he same for my next batch or maybe even making a whole loaf. The pumpkin keeps things a little on the moister side……my type of cake

      Reply
  3. What a delicious and easy lunchbox snack! I can’t wait to try them!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      They’re just delicious Amy.
      The sad part is I only have one left, I guess that just means we’ll have to make more 😉

      Reply
  4. I love making muffins because they are so easy too. I haven’t tried pumpkin ones before though, we have lots of pumpkins in storage so I will have to give them a try!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I know what you mean Kaylene.
      I would go as far to say these little pumpkin treasures are up there with the best I’ve tried. They retain their moistness for days!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Reply
  5. Great teamwork ladies!!!! Miss seven sure knows how to work a mixing bowl and I just love her darling little face at the end. I have a whopping big pumpkin in my fridge. I might have to give these a go :) xo

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It was great teamwork and it was really lovely spending one on one time together. By the sounds of that pumpkin Renee you might need to make a double batch xx

      Reply
  6. Ooh Dannielle these sound really yummy, I love chia and have never made pumpkin muffins before either! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      They are, I’ve got a huge supply of chia seeds in my pantry at the moment I dare say there’ll be some more made very soon.
      We really did have a lovely time, there’s something extra special about one on one time. Our Miss 7 got the giggles when I showed her the little youtube clip I made of her.

      Reply
  7. What an awesome idea! I LOVED baking days with my mum and these muffins look delicious and perfect for a winter day… loving this recipe!

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  8. Delicious!!! Another total winner Danielle! I LOVE this!!!

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    1. Dannielle

      They’re definitely going to be made again ASAP, I’m thinking a double batch and freezing them.

      Reply
  9. Oh yum, thanks for sharing! I love to try out new muffins, these would be fantastic lunchbox fillers! YUM

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    1. Dannielle

      You’re welcome Gretta. I’m going to try and work on a few more lunch box fillers, hoping to get another one up this week, it involves cornflakes. I bought extra pumpkin today so I can make another batch of these muffins, all 5 family members loved them here.

      Reply
  10. Yum! Too easy and I love the 2 size options! Why haven’t I thought of doing that before! 😉
    Xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      The 2 size options work a treat. Enjoy lovely lady xx

      Reply
  11. I love baking with pumpkin and I’m a-loving the look of these muffins!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It’s a win win. I hope you get to make a batch for Mr David.

      Reply
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