It’s theoretically fall in the Midwest. Even with our hot temperatures and fluctuating weather, it is clear the days are shortening and the nights are getting cooler. There are leaves to be raked, well more like a blanket of them. Halloween decorations and fall fun are in full gear at the kids’ school (which means I should probably get their costumes soon–#neverontopofthings).
And there is pumpkin.
All the things pumpkin.
I already made my baked pumpkin oatmeal this week.
Then today, I cranked out some healthier chocolate chip pumpkin muffins to satisfy your sweet tooth. I just don’t really get sick of it.
Plus, this is a simple one-bowl recipe that won’t dirty the entire kitchen. It makes muffins that meet various dietary constraints too.
gluten-free (with gluten-free oats)
dairy free (with a nut-free option)
kid-friendly (as with most things containing chocolate chips!)