Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Truffle Muffins

When you make these you need to make the truffles up ahead of time. We enjoyed these with dinner yesterday.  It was a fun treat having the truffles inside of them. My grandson who is a picky eater said he wants me to make them every time he comes over. It is fun to be a grandma to 3 busy boys. They all 3 have different personalities but, they are full of so much love for life and enthusiasm. I love it! I saw 2 of them perform in a program at church yesterday. They were so excited. It is fun to live close and be able to watch them. Happy Fall!

Pumpkin Truffles

6 oz dark chocolate chips or bar
1/3 C canned coconut milk
2 T coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice *
1 tsp vanilla
crushed nuts to roll them in (I used pecans)


1. In a small saucepan on medium low heat pour in chocolate, milk, and oil. Stir until all melted and nice and smooth.
2. Stir in the spices until all combined.
3. Take off the heat and stir in the vanilla.
4. Pour into small bowl and let cool in the fridge for about 40 min to harden.
5. Take bowl out of fridge. Rub some coconut oil on your clean hands for easier handling.
6. Scrape with the side of a spoon the chocolate until you get enough for a small ball. Roll into a ball with your greased hands.
7. Put nuts in a small bowl and roll the ball into the nuts.
8. Place in air tight container and place in fridge to harden. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Muffins

1 C buttermilk or milk + 1T vinegar (let sit for 20 min)
1/2 C honey
2 T coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1  C canned pumpkin puree
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 T baking powder
2 C whole grain flour ( I used spelt flour)

Directions   heat oven 350  makes 12 muffins

1. Beat in blender together milk, honey, oil and eggs. Then pulse in vanilla. Then pulse in pumpkin puree. Set aside.
2. In small bowl pour in pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder and flour. Stir together with wire whisk.
3. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir until all combined. 
4. Grease muffin pans and scoop muffin mix into pans.
5. Cut truffles in half and push one in the middle of each uncooked muffin. Place into heated oven.
5. Bake 10-12 min.
6. Take out of the oven and take out of the pan and cool on a cooling rack.

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