Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

When I was in elementary school a friend's mom made these muffins for snacktime and she called them "Heaven on Earth Muffins." I believed her and decided that my favorite kind of muffin was "heaven on earth." It took me a few years to realized what heaven on earth actually was...

Chocolate chips

And boy do these muffins taste heavenly. There's a tricky thing about them, though. They smell incredible, they taste amazing... but they're actually best on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th day, after the flavors have had a chance to really sit. Why is this a problem. Because the chances of these muffins lasting for even 24 hours after baking are slim slim slim. So triple the recipe? Your call!

1 1/2 cups  flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup  unsalted butter, soft
 2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup  pumpkin puree
1 cup  chocolate chips
Mix together the flour, soda, spices and salt. In another bowl beat together the softened butter, sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla. Now, combine these two and add the pumpkin and chocolate chips! See? Super easy! Bake at 350 F until your kitchen smells amazing (20min for minis, 30+ for regular sized muffins). Taste one right away with butter!

I doubled the recipe and it made a mountain of minis. Most of these were for a Coffee Hour at my grandmother's church. A bag of them was for my college-bound brother. And the rest? Well... they disappeared. Not sure where...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am scheduled to bring the "treat" to my Friday morning Bible study and have been trying to think of a delicious fall recipe. I am going to try these!