September 27, 2015

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe challenge, week thirty-eight.

This is nothing new because I feel like I talk about these muffins every fall.

Do you, like me, fear running out of pumpkin?  Our first year in Alaska, there was a pumpkin shortage and that was slightly terrifying.  I don't remember it affecting me directly but I remember people talking about it.  To this day, I keep several cans in the pantry during the fall months.  Just in case.

Our first year in Alaska was also the year I started making these muffins at least twice a fall season.  It's Scott's mom's recipe and I don't actually know where she got it, but we love these muffins.  I've done them as mini-muffins too.

I'm cheating (again) this week and sharing a tried-and-true recipe simply because I made them for a cake walk at the school carnival this past week and I'm making them again, as I type, because I just seriously love them.  I would update with a picture but they're not done yet so maybe later.

Other things I could've put on Instagram this weekend but didn't: ice cream twice in one day, a hike up the Manitou Incline, and Jett goes to obedience school.  All will be discussed on the blog this week.  Eh, maybe not the ice cream thing. That's self-explanatory.

Cheers to Sunday night.  Kind of.  Go make these muffins. I like to eat them for breakfast with peanut butter.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dry ingredients:

3 1/3 c. flour 
2 T. pumpkin pie spice
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Mix together and set aside

Wet ingredients:

2 eggs
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
1/2 c. oil
1 1/2 c. sugar

Blend the wet ingredients with a mixer and add the dry ingredients in 3 batches. You can use up to 1/2 c. of milk to thin the batter if necessary. It should be thick when it's all mixed together.

Add 1 c. of mini chocolate chips. Stir and spoon into a muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.


  1. I don't make pumpkin stuff (don't hate!) so I've had two cans in my cupboard for a couple years. Maybe I'll make these though. I do like pumpkin and chocolate chips... I don't have any pumpkin pie spice. Any suggestion?

  2. I do remember a great pumpkin shortage one year. It didn't affect me in any way, but now whenever I see it on the shelves I'm compelled to buy it (even though I rarely use it beside Thanksgiving...)

  3. I posted a pumpkin recipe today, too. Because fall, right?! These look really good!

  4. I think I've made these? If not I will be soon. I always have cans of pumpkin, all year! My dogs eat organic pumpkin in their food.

  5. We are having a pumpkin shortage at our pumkin patches here because of the super hot and dry summer. I wonder how it will effect the canned pumpkin


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