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Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Yup, more muffins. This time, I made them. We had a can of pumpkin puree left over from a failed homebrewing experiment 2 years ago gathering dust so I found a recipe online that used the whole 15 ounce can of puree rather than some random cup measurement.

I reduced the chocolate chips to a 1/2 cup as the pictures made the muffins appear to be all chip but I’d bump it up to 3/4 cup next time (the original recipe calls for 1 cup if you want to go with super chips). I also added a handful of slivered almonds. The muffins aren’t too sweet and have a nice light pumpkiny flavor–perfect for the first days of Fall (although let’s be real, its kind of Fall year-round here in San Francisco. We’re still waiting for our Indian Summer but will gladly take the rain). 

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (adapted from Sprinkle Some Sunshine)

makes ~16 muffins

  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  1. Heat oven to 425F
  2. Simmer pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally for ~5 minutes. Puree should thicken. Pour into large mixing bowl and let cool.
  3. Whisk in brown sugar, oil and eggs.
  4. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips & nuts.
  6. Pour batter into muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes.
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  1. Kevin A
    September 25, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Mmmm… dusty pumpkin muffins. Need some dusty pumpkin beer to go with that!

    • Lan
      September 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      The pumpkin beer was a major fail. We can discuss tonight.

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