Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

I find that lately I don’t like to leave baking recipes untweaked.  I altered this one from epicurious.com.  They call is “Spiced Pumpkin Bread”.  I call it “not good enough.”  The way the spices and the chocolate chips combine is like having Mexican hot chocolate.  They’re so good.  Below is my version of the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or you could use oil)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (1 1/2 c. whole wheat, 1 1/2 c. white)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • all the chocolate chips I had left in the bag

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter and flour two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans or 24 muffin tins.
  3. Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend.
  4. Mix in eggs and pumpkin.
  5. Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add chocolate chips.
  7. Divide batter equally between prepared pans.
  8. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean (approx. 70 minutes for bread, 25-30 minutes for muffins).
  9. Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes.
  10. Using sharp knife, cut around edge of loaves.
  11. Turn loaves out onto racks and cool completely.
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4 Responses

  1. Brookos, is this a new thing? I don’t remember you tweaking recipes. But I find the results delightful nonetheless. Later today I will be making your blueberry banana bread for the third time. I look forward to trying this one if I can ever find canned pumpkin again. Do you suppose it would work with sweet potatoes?

  2. You could try the sweet potatoes. The comments on epicurious mentioned that someone used squash and they turned out fine. As for the pumpkin shortage, you could go old school and roast a pumpkin, a real pumpkin, and use it’s fruit. And, roasted pumpkin seeds.

  3. Mmmm. I could go for a few of these muffins right now.

  4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins have a special place in my heart….and I’m pretty sure they played a big role in how my husband got me to marry him ;)

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