WARNING: Do not read this post if you are hungry!
It really didn't take me long at all to bust out the pumpkin this year. You may remember how last year (at least where we lived) there was a pumpkin shortage! By the time I finally found canned pumpkin in the stores, I stocked up big time. I'm simply a sucker for all things pumpkin.
So on September 1st, I declared it the season of pumpkin and started a pumpkin-baking marathon! In my house, I'm really the only person who eats sweets. (Okay, sometimes Little Man eats a few bites, but his little appetite doesn't count for much!) Often I crave sweets and make batches of something yummy. Then altogether too soon, I get a little tired of the yummy things I bake.
Not these muffins.
This recipe makes a whopping 2 1/2-3 dozen. But I am enjoying each and every morsel--and still eating them 3 times a day! In all the food marriages in all the world, I think pumpkin and chocolate could surely have the most enduring love of all.
3 1/3 c. flour
2 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 c. pumpkin
1 c. oil (May also substitute 1 c. applesauce instead!)
2/3 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips (I'm not gonna lie. I usually add many more!)
Mix together first 5 ingredients. Make a well and add liquid ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2-3 dozen muffins.
* If you're in the mood for pumpkin bread, this make a yummy pumpkin bread too!!
If you don't want to copy down the recipe...
Take it from me--these are delish!! You know you want some!!
Have a happy day!
PS Don't forget to check out today's Creative Carousel project--an adorable autumn shutter by Sew Dang Cute Crafts!
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