dōTERRA delicious // Maple-Pumpkin Choc-Oat Muffins

You will need: 
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 free-range eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée (steam pumpkin and then pulse in food processor or blender)
  • ¼ cup milk of choice 
  • 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop dōTERRA Clove essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of dark chocolate cooking chips
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour 
  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling on top
Maple_Muffins   How: 
  1. Preheat oven to 165 C. If necessary, grease ten cups of your muffin tin with butter or non-stick cooking spray (my pan is non-stick and didn’t require any grease).
  2. In a large bowl, beat the oil and maple syrup (or honey) together with a whisk. Add eggs, and beat well. Mix in the pumpkin purée and milk, followed by the baking soda, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, clove essential oil, nutmeg and ginger.
  3. Add the flour and oats to the bowl and mix with a large spoon, just until combined. Add chocolate chips and poppy-seeds here and mix together.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the ten muffin cups. For these muffins, it’s ok to fill the cups a little higher than you normally would. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a small amount of oats, followed by a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bake muffins for 23 to 26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack. These muffins are delicate until they cool down, so it’s best to wait until they have cooled down to remove them from the tin. You might need to run a butter knife along the outer edge of the muffins to loosen them from the pan.
  6. Enjoy muffins as is or with a spread of nut butter or regular butter.
Clove Essential Oil: The Clove tree is native to Indonesia and is now grown in a number of tropical cLimes Madagascar being a preferred source.  Cloves are the grand champion antioxidant. They are the highest rated, by ORAC scale, of any food on the planet.  This spice is number 1 and cinnamon is number two. The champion was declared in the USDA database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity Report (ORAC). Source
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