November 1, 2009

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is in the air and we had a lovely weekend! Today Our Boys made a pile of leaves and had fun running and jumping in it for the afternoon. Since My Husband was nice enough to make dinner for tonight and an extra for during our upcoming busy week, I started thinking about how I could use up the rest of the can of pumpkin I left after making a pumpkin cake recently (which I will share soon).

I started searching for something on-line, and ended up altering a recipe I found for Chocolate Chip Muffins. As I was reading it, I knew I needed to cut it down as I didn't want 36 muffins hanging around. Then, I was thinking that adding a bit of cocoa powder to really deepen the chocolate flavor. I just feel that chocolate and pumpkin go together so perfectly. I made a few other alterations, and this is how they turned out.


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The muffins were so moist and full of chocolate flavor that I know that they are not going to last very long at all. My Oldest and I loved every bite of the first muffins we nibbled on and I am thinking we will be made often over the next few months.


Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins
Source: Patsyk

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pure pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add 12 cupcake liners to a muffin tin.

Combine all dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine eggs through vegetable oil. Then add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir only until just combined. Add chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.



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10 comments:

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco said...

Thanks for posting the recipe. Can't wait to try it!

-Lisa

Deborah said...

I love the chocolate and pumpkin combo!!

adang said...

Mmmm...yummy, i will try it with my family. Thanks a lot for the recipes

HoneyB said...

Love how you changed the muffins up! They look great!

Christy said...

Chocolate and Pumpkin...always a fantastic combo!! Your muffins look wonderful!

Cate O'Malley said...

Looks like a delicious way to start the day.

Jamie said...

Hi Patsy! I've never tried the combo of chocolate and pumpkin. Something I'll hve to try. Your muffins look very tasty.

Karine said...

Your muffins sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Robin Sue said...

I have been seeing pumpkin with chocolate alot lately- a great combo! It will be hot here today so I think it is a perfect time to make a pile of leaves!

Pam said...

Adding chocolate is a great idea - they look tasty.

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