Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffiins

What says Fall better than pumpkins?  And what says pumpkins better than muffins?  Okay, maybe pie, but for now how about muffins?  With chocolate chips because the chocolate really compliments the pumpkin and the spices, in my ever to be so humble opinion.   And this morning turned out to be a perfect time to try out the recipe I had found for chocolate chip pumpkin muffins.  It was raining and no one had to be anywhere until noon.  Time to put on another pot of coffee, turn on the oven, and whip up a batch.  Don't ya think?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I found this recipe from

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup solid packed, canned pumpkin
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, spices and the salt. Set aside.
2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition.  Beat in the vanilla.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
3. While the mixer is on low speed add the pumpkin alternating with the flour mixture.  Begin and end with the flour mixture.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Place on a wire rack to cool.
Makes 12 regular sized muffins.

These were really good.  They did take longer than 18 minutes to bake.  About 5 minutes longer.  I would suggest you set the timer for 20 minutes and then keep an eye on them.  When I cut into one it appeared to be slightly doughy, but it tasted just fine, actually delicious!  And I added a bit less sugar, maybe 2 tablespoons less.  I usually add a little less sugar than a recipe calls for.

I want to try these again in a few days and substitute honey for sugar and whole wheat flour for some of the white flour.  I'll let you know how those come out and how they compare.

Meanwhile, enjoy!  And let me know about your favorite pumpkin recipe.

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  1. yum...looks very delicious, perfect for my hot coffee in the morning. I have not try this recipe yet. Thank you for sharing :-) Dropping some love for Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the favor too.

  2. Oooh. Pumpkin and chocolate sound delicious together.

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  3. We make a similar recipe quite often--delicious!