Don't be fooled by all the healthy ingredients - these muffins are good for curing chocolate cravings too! The wholemeal flour, linseed wheatgerm and pumpkin will make you feel good about it!
Used different ingredients. I couldn't find canned pumpkin puree in the store so I cooked some sweet potato and mashed it instead. I added a bit of water to it because was more solid than the canned pumpkin puree. I have used canned sweet potato pie filling successfully too. - 10 Jun 2010
We tried this about 3 months ago and I have made it every week since! Only problem is finding pumpkin puree outside of the Thanksgiving Holiday time. Look around. I found some in April that is probably leftover from the holiday. Bought 6 cans of it to get us through to this Thanksgiving!! - 10 Jun 2010
It's hard to believe these are whole grain and low in fat! I love how healthy these are! My husband will love these for his mid morning snack. I didn't have a few of the ingredients so I made some substitutions: I used coarsely ground oats for the wheat germ, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice plus milk to equal 1 cup for the buttermilk, and 1 cup regular chocolate chips for the 1/2 cup minis. Then I added some raw sugar on top for some crunchiness. Right out of the oven they stuck to the paper, so next time I will probably just grease the pan well and skip the paper liners. I got 18 regular-size muffins out of this recipe. And if you're wondering about the cinnamon, use it! It's not a real dominant flavor, instead it just enhances the chocolate flavor. Thanks for this recipe, I will likely use it again! - 14 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)