Last week, the wonderful team at Chobani sent me a large box of flavored and plain (0% & 2%) yogurts to sample. I’ve seen the Cho Conversation Chart on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to bake something, substituting one of the ingredients with their yogurt. My roommate (a former food blogger) came up with the idea to bake Pumpkin Muffins. In my opinion, fall can’t come soon enough. I look forward to football-filled Sundays, boots with sweaters, and all things pumpkin. Now that Labor Day has passed, I thought Pumpkin Muffins were a perfect idea. They also satisfy that sweet tooth I’ve been talking about. The muffins turned out amazing. Confession: I’ve eaten three while writing. The yogurt makes them extra moist and makes me feel like they’re extra healthy. Considering we added chocolate pieces to the recipe, the healthy part is debatable. If you want to bake the muffins, use a Chobani coupon to pick up a 6 oz container.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin pan with nonstick spray or fill with papers. These are the houndstooth cupcake papers I used when making mine.
Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk gently to combine and set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and white sugar and whisk to combine, breaking up any clumps of brown sugar. Add Chobani, eggs, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Feel free to make a mess on your counter, as I clearly did.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix together, being careful to not over mix. When combined, gently stir in chocolate pieces (optional). I used a dark chocolate bar with toffee and almonds in it. Scoop batter into pan. Bake for 25 min or until a skewer comes out clean. All ovens are different, so keep an eye on them to avoid overbaking.
Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy with a glass of milk or cider!
Recipe Modified from OurBestBites.com
NOTE: Chobani provided me with this product, but I was in no way compensated to review it on my blog. These are honest opinions.