Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Chip Muffins {Recipe}

Pumpkin muffin recipeOf all of the staples of autumn, pumpkin is one of the things that I've never cooked or baked with before. Not for any particular reason, but just because I never have.

So, when Big Sister E's preschool class made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins recently and she brought one home that was fresh and warm out of the oven... mmm. You just can't go wrong with the combination of pumpkin, cinnamon and chocolate chips!

Since she was sweet and shared her one muffin with Little Sister B and I, we each only had a bite or two and that just wasn't enough. As the recipe had come home with her as well, we just had to try it out ourselves and the result was pretty darn tasty!

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

4 Eggs
2 cups sugar
16 oz can pumpkin
1½ cups oil (we used 1 cup of oil and ½ cup of applesauce. I'd claim it was for health reasons but really it was because we ran out of oil)
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth.

In a second bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Add dry mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups ¾ full. Bake for 16 - 20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack. Makes 24 muffins (although our batch made 30).

pumpkin chip muffinsJust another reason to enjoy fall!

11 comments:

Nichol said...

MMM yummy. I can't handle all these pumpkin recipes floating around. I have lots of pumpkin things I keep wanting to bake, now I need to make my mind up!

blueviolet said...

OH YUMMY!!!! Pack those in with the flip flops. I insist on that too!

Jenny said...

Yum!

Connie said...

I love all these fall recipes. Not enough to actually buy pumpkin....I love the idea of it but actually getting around to it just isn't happening. I hope to find time soon!

Thanks for the inspiration!

MommyDigger.com said...

This sounds delish! I love making pumpkin bread and never thought to do muffins and adding chocolate, genius! Thanks for the great fall recipe :)

Stacie said...

This sounds delicious!

Colleen said...

Oh... I just love pumpkin muffins. I imagine pumpkin chocolate chip would be just heavenly!

Sinea (pronounced SEENA) said...

These would be a big favorite in our family. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

OneScrappyMom said...

These sound VERY yummy!!

Rose-Marie said...

these sounds so good. I never thought to put pumpkin and chips together. I luv muffins!!! Thank u!!

Rose-Marie said...

this is a fantastic recipe! I would try them with the applesauce, too. I've used applesauce in many recipes as a substitute, and it typically works great. I like to make my own applesauce, too.