Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fall is here!! And in honor of fall I would like to reiterate how fabulously scrumptious these muffins are.
This recipe is printed and tacked to a cork board inside a kitchen cabinet door- it is that good and I use it that much.

I originally got the recipe from Linda (http://www.sundrymourning.com/) and they are my go-to for fall. Teachers, coworkers, bus drivers, principals- everyone just loves these. My sister in law prefers them without the chocolate chips (scandalous!) . I use canned pumpkin and vary the chips – for grown up I might use gerhidelli, for the kids I cut back a little or use minis. I have made the giant size, the muffin tops, the minis and all sizes in between with this recipe. Some folks do not like the cloves so that is optional but i like it with.

 Insanely Good Pumpkin-Chocolate Muffins
 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour                                                         1 1/4 cups sugar
 1 tbls baking powder                                                                   1/2 tsp salt
 1 tsp ground cinnamon                                                                 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger                                                                     1/4 tsp ground allspice
 1/8 tsp ground cloves                                                                    1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 can pumpkin [ ‘regular’ size can, not the large — original recipe calls for 1 CUP]
1/2 cup milk                                                                                  2 tbls molasses
Some amount of chocolate chips

 Preheat oven to 400˚ and lightly grease a 12 muffin tin (I use paper holders & lightly spray the muffin papers but ya don't have to). Sift (I don’t) flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices together in large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, oil, and molasses. Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix (I just do it all in 1 bowl- because I roll like that). Stir in your desired amount of chocolate chips (to taste). Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes, until tests done.

I have made these for years and years but don't seem to have a picture of them and since i need a photo so I can pin it on pinterest here is my mantle from last year.

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