Friday, September 20, 2013

Breakfast — It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore {Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe} #KraftRecipes

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It has never been a secret that by the time dinner rolls around each day, any creativity or ideas that I may have had have usually disappeared. Pasta, again? When did we last have tacos? Who's up for pizza?

This month, however, it's even easier to come up with another option, as September is National Breakfast Month! Are there people out there that don't perk up when they see things like eggs, bacon, pancakes and toast on their plate... whether it is in the morning or not?

Around here, "breakfast for dinner" is a night that we always look forward to and I love the way that the kids get extra-curious to see exactly what ends up on the menu. Will there be waffles? Sausages? Bagels and PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese? It doesn't ever seem to matter, as they end up pretty much clearing their plate every time!

Plus, isn't there just something about breakfast that puts everyone in a relaxed mood? I'm always excited when I can pull together nearly any combination of foods that my family deems as "breakfast," stick them on the table...

breakfast menu

...and everyone ends up happy.

Most recently, we had a variety of fruit, yogurt and eggs — with a little custom touch, as they were scrambled for the kids and omelets for the adults.

omelet recipe

But there was also a special treat that showed up on the table in celebration of the arrival of September: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

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Yum! My sweet tooth pretty much insists on some sort of treat after a meal and, as much as I could eat brownies at any point during the day or night, there's just something about anticipating the start of autumn with the delicious taste of pumpkin.

Plus, these muffins are so simple to make and end up so fluffy and sweet (hello, chocolate!); we have definitely deemed them a fall favorite. As an added bonus, this recipe makes approximately 3 dozen muffins (depending on the size that you make them), so it's perfect if you're making a back-to-school treat to bring into a classroom!

pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 16-20 minutes
Yields: 3 dozen muffins


4 eggs
2 cups sugar
16 oz can pumpkin
1½ cups oil
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


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.

pumpkin muffin recipe

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 a wire rack.

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Whether you're looking for a special addition to your "breakfast for dinner" night or simply a way to give nod to one of the stars of fall recipes, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are sure to be a hit with adults as well as kids.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

The next time you're in a dinnertime rut, don't forget breakfast! Plus, for a little inspiration and some tasty ideas, be sure to browse the large number of recipes available at to find a huge selection of delectable options your family will enjoy!

This post is a part of a partnered campaign with Kraft Foods, however, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own.


Liz Mays said...

I insist you bundle up a half dozen and send them to me today!

Unknown said...

These muffins really sound good. My picky six year old would probably even like them. Think I'll try them out this weekend!

Ellisen said...

I'm drooling....

Rose-Marie said...

I never thought of putting chocolate chips with pumpkin before, it sounds wonderful! Boy, that breakfast looks so good I'd love to be your company invited for it!!!

wins4me said...

Love the muffins, I love love breakfast for dinner. this sounds great

Unknown said...

These muffins would be perfect for Thanksgiving!! Thank you for posting this great recipe, yum!!

Remus said...

I love breakfast for supper. I would have it once a week, but my daughter doesn't like it :(

slehan said...

Breakfast for supper is a staple at my house. Eggs, pancakes, waffles - they all are good any time. The muffins look yummy.

slehan at juno dot com

Unknown said...

those muffins look so good

knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I had not ever thought of the combination of pumpkin and chocolate chip before; but, this recipe looks fantastic. Thank you for the recipe. I will be making this very soon. I know my family will love them.

Unknown said...

Fall is my favorite time of year because there is an abumdance of pumpkins. I love the combination of chocolate and pumpking. I will be making this recipe soon.

DesiredOne said...

Yes I will take some thanks for asking. Oh my do they look so good. I have had cookie with pumpkin and chocolate chips and they were so good.

Unknown said...

Yummo!! We're having a "Princess and the Pea" pj and breakfast party soon...I'm definitely going to have to try these!!

flairshare said...

Right now, everything Pumpkin sounds so good! My family loves pumpkin but add chocolate, well, it will be a winner!

cheryl lister said...

I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate chips. I'm going to bake a batch of these. Quick and easy breakfast.

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I'll never forget when I first dicovered (learned) that Pumpkin and Chocolate make a great combination: we were at my sister-in-laws house for Thanksgiving (they lived about 125 miles away and and early snowstorm required that we spend the night rather than attempt to drive home.

The next morning we woke up to the intriguing smell of pumpkin pie, bacon and coffee... She was making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes! I was somewhat skeptical (and still kind of stuffed) but Pat has always been an excellent cook and the smells were kind of irresistible...

And I can tell you that not only does pumpkin go well with chocolate - but they both go beautifully with bacon (what doesn't? And coffee is the perfect foil to all that rich yumminess.

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

Anne said...

I am so jealous of families that enjoy breakfast for dinner; my spouse doesn't really like it (what?!?) so I only make it when he's away on a business trip. But I'm glad I read through this post, because I'm putting these muffins on my make-soon list. I love the combination of pumpkin with chocolate, and these look simple to make, which is always a plus. Thank you!

NenaS said...

I love pumpkin, so I've just gotta make these muffins, they sound so yummy! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Lessons, Etc. said...

These sound yummy! It is pumpkin time of the year now and I am in the mood to bake. Thanks for the recipe!

Unknown said...

These look SO yummy!! My kids are huge muffin fans for breakfast - these look perfect for October and November. We're always looking for new recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!!

cheryl lister said...

Chocolate and pumpkin taste so good together. Your table spread with food looks so inviting!

Janet W. said...

I think my family would really enjoy the chocolate and pumpkin muffins! What a great recipe! I'll have to try that soon!

Heavensangel2387 said...

Thank you for sharing! I would LOVE to try the chocolate chip muffins!

Unknown said...

Sounds yummy, I love fall and pumpkin foods.

Shannon said...

This sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Cami said...

Thanks for giving me a dinner idea for tonight! My family is going to love this!