True confession: I might have a *small* chocolate chip obsession. (And, no, I didn’t just recently post on my facebook status that I was in desperate need of chocolate chips, specifically Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, and begged someone from America to mail them to me. Nope, wasn’t me).
Needless to say, if I can put a chocolate chip into a recipe, I’m a happy gal.
My friend, Lisa, introduced me to the concept of chocolate chips + pumpkins = muffins. I doubted her at first, but once I baked them….OH MY.
That, my friends, is how pumpkin chocolate chip muffins became an autumn staple in our home. And because it is now pumpkin season, it’s a great time to make them. So, go do it.
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 16 oz can of pumpkin puree (or be daring and roast a fresh pumpkin)
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup applesauce (UK friends, this is hard to find. I often just add a bit more veggie oil and leave out the applesauce)
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups choc chips
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
Mix eggs, sugar, pumpkin, oil & applesauce. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in choc chips. Pour batter into greased mini muffin (or reg muffin) tins. Bake for about 15 minutes.
For my gluten free friends – remove the 3 cups of flour and add 3/4 tsp of xantham gum, and 2.5 cups of gluten free flour. You’ll get the same results.
PS – Next time, I think we’ll move off the chocolate chip theme, and on to healthier things. Maybe.
10 thoughts on “Shuga’ Mommas: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins”
So it’s been confirmed- no applesauce here. I’ve been looking and wondering. Also, where have you found good chocolate chips?? I found some pseudo ones but need the real thing!
Sadly, along with my slight chocolate chip obsession, comes a chocolate chip snobbery…meaning I only eat Ghirardelli, if I can help it. Which means unless I have a stash, I go without. :)
I am having my mother bring me a huge bag a chocolate chips from Sam’s in the States, She thinks I am crazy.
I live in the UK and I just use the applesauce you buy in the baby food section when I need it for a recipe. It usually comes in a box of four little tubs. It’s a bit smoother than the kind you’d find in the States, but it works just fine. :) For chocolate chips, I chop up the “plain” chocolate bars you buy in the baking section of the grocery store. I look forward to trying this recipe!
Joy, I’ve literally tried all the shops in our area and haven’t seen any applesauce – what store do you get it from? Thanks!
I get it from Tesco or Morrisons – it’s available from Organix, Hipp, Heinz, Cow & Gate, etc. – it’s baby food! They often don’t have just plain apple, but the apple-and-pear kind (like this: http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=264265512) is close enough and doesn’t have a strong pear flavor to mess with the recipe. Good luck! :)
Thanks, Joy! :)
I love this fall recipe too (only I use white chocolate chips which goes really well with the pumpkin yum! :)
OOOOOhhhhhh I haven’t thought to try it with white chocolate chips! That sounds divine!
Yum, look forward to trying these: