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Quite a while back, I shared a favorite family recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin cake.
Today, I was inspired to make a double batch into pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. It is a great way to help stock the freezer for a quick breakfast treat or a snack. Plus, those extra-large cans of pumpkin from warehouse stores like Costco make a double batch.
What a fabulous aroma in the kitchen on a blustery day here in Alaska!
Making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Making them is super, duper easy to do.
You will find the recipe after these photos from our recent baking process.
I always blend the batter without the chocolate chips first. Then the chocolate chips are folded into the batter.
Alter the baking time based on the muffin size (mini, regular, extra-large, or muffin top.)
The smaller the muffin, the shorter the time. 22 minutes or so is for a regular-sized muffin tin. Larger muffins take longer.
A cup of tea helps to complete a wonderful snack.
Or, my boys love to have hot chocolate to drink alongside.
After years of testing different muffin pans, the ones listed below are some of my absolute favorites. I keep all sizes in the house: mini, regular and Texas-sized. (Affiliate links)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
- 3 cups flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 1 can pumpkin (small can)
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients by hand, folding in the chocolate chips at the end.
- Pour into greased muffin tins.
- Bake for 22 to 26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Typically, I cut back the amount of sugar and chocolate chips in the recipe a little without any loss of flavor. Also, I usually do all soft whole wheat flour or a blend of the whole wheat and white flour to up the nutritional value. You can make mini-muffins as well, just cutting down the cooking time to around 18 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 342mg Carbohydrates: 51g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 33g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
What do YOU like to bake when fall arrives?