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Fall. It’s one of my favorite seasons. I love the cool, crisp air. The trees turn beautiful colors and the earth slowly settles into a long slumber throughout winter. As a family, we always go pumpkin picking and eat fresh donuts and drink apple cider. Great memories.
And don’t even get me started on my love of pumpkin spice!
As a kid my mom would always make Pumpkin Muffins. She would put them in the muffin foils and we would try to eat every crumb out of them. They unfortunately stuck to the sides but they were so good. She gave me the recipe and I make them every fall for my family.
It’s a really simple recipe. The main downfall is all the dirty dishes!
You’ll mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. After combining, you’ll make a well in the middle. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl, combine all the wet ingredients. Pour them into the well of the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over stir.
Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins, filling about 3/4. I found mine fit perfectly in 12 tins. Sprinkle nuts on top (I used walnuts) and bake for 18-22 minutes. Let them sit in the pan for 5 minutes before placing them on a drying rack.
Some things to note before making this fabulous recipe. I used this Pumpkin from Thrive Market. (You can save 25% off your first order (plus free shipping). Read my review about Thrive Market here!) However, there was quite a bit left. There’s definitely enough pumpkin to make a double batch. I am making pumpkin pancakes with my leftovers!
I also did not use muffin tin cups. As a child, the muffins would always stick to the sides of them. I just spray my muffin tin and put the batter right in. You could try using reusable silicon baking cups to see how well they work. I have not tried them. If you do, let me know in the comments how they turn out!
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup solid packed pumpkin
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 6 ounces of chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
- Cooking spray or oil to grease muffin pans
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, butter, and egg. Pour into the flour mixture well. Add chocolate chips. Stir until dry ingredients are just moistened.
Spoon mixture into greased muffin pans- filling each 3/4 full. Sprinkle nuts over each muffin.
Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
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