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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Friday, September 26, 2014

I am not a cook. I am not a baker. I am a consumer. I eat and love to eat. My friend Sarah, from Vegetarian Cooking Parties, makes killer chocolate chip pumpkin muffins! They are so delish and I am happy to be able to bring you the recipe today as a part of "Fall Welcome Week". Do not worry folks, I was just the spectator, measurer, picture taker and official taste tester on this adventure, I let Sarah do what she does best and watched in awe of it all! I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as I do, and my husband, and Gigi and well everybody!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

*  Heat oven to 350.  Grease muffin tins.  Mix in large bowl:

-          1 2/3 c wheat flour

-          1 c sugar

-          1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

-          1 tsp baking soda

-          ¼ tsp baking powder

-          ¼ tsp salt

-          2 large eggs

-          1 can plain canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)

-          1 stick melted butter

*  Mix with electric beater until well-blended.  Stir in 1 c (or more) chocolate chips by hand. Bake

20-25 minutes or until puffed and springy to touch in the center.  If you have a mini muf pan, the boys love those too, depending on the size it's 8-12 min.  Cool on rack. 

A few embellishments:

I have a half and half mixture of wheat germ/ground flax seed in a jar in my frig at all times.  I add it to pancakes, waffles, muffins, granola, oatmeal, yogurt, etc.  They are both high in fiber.  Wheat germ is high in folic acid and flax seed is a great source of Omega 3s... they both help keep you sharp-minded.  :)  Anyway, I always replace a portion of my flour, usually 1/2 c-ish, with this mixture to make my muffins a little heartier and nutrient dense.  For this recipe, I'd probably do 2/3 c to make measuring easy. 

I always add walnuts to anything I can.  They're a great protein for vegetarians and also high in Omega 3s (great for your brain).  So, when you stir in chocolate chips, I also stir in 1 c crushed walnuts.

Happy Eating, Happy Fall! Last day to link up your fun fall post!


  1. I think I'm one of the only people in the world that doesn't like the mixture of chocolate and pumpkin but I have to say, these sound pretty amazing. Maybe I'll try the combination again and see if my tastes have changed! :)

  2. These sound sooooo good! I was just thinking I need to make some pumpkin muffins soon. Chocolate chips would be so good with it! I love your pictures, too.

  3. Random, but fun: The boys and I made pumpkin muffins this morning! They L-O-V-E pumpkin muffins! They ask for them year round. And, they're great with and without chocolate (we made half and half ;))

  4. Never made my pumpkin muffins with CHOCOLATE before! Sounds like an awesome idea! :)

  5. Yum! These look amazing! Pinning this recipe for sure!


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