Friday, October 9, 2009

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

My friend Amy wrote a post about all sorts of dishes made with pumpkin and it got me all drooly and stuff. So I decided to try out some pumpkin muffins because if you call it a muffin it just sounds healthier than a cookie. Although I added so many mini chocolate chips that you'd never guess they were healthy-er than a regular cookie. I found this recipe on and after reading through some of the comments I substitued brown sugar for the white, added extra pumpkin, doubled the spices and threw in some wheat flour for good measure. If you want to see the original recipe go here. They smelled so delish while they were baking I could hardly wait to dig in and I wasn't disappointed. You really should try them today and remember portion control... you may be tempted to eat the whole batch, but you should probably share with your kids! Okay here goes:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. canola oil
2 eggs
1/4 c. water
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 1/2 c. flour (I used 1/2 c. wheat flour)
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cloves
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

* Mix the sugar, oil and eggs.
* Add the pumpkin and water.
* In a another bowl (or not, I really hate getting another bowl dirty) mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.
* Mix wet and dry ingredients.
* Stir in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. I like my muffins a little small so I got 18 muffins instead of 12 and they were done in 15 minutes. Pop them out and devour. My kids loved these and so did I!

1 comment :

Kim Walker said...

I'm so excited that you posted a recipe!!! Yeah for Kira!!! They look awesome, I'll have to try it! Thanks!