Introduction: 2nd Place Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Nowadays colder weather not only signals Autumn, but also launches boots, holidays, and pumpkin season! Combining the taste of hot chocolate and pumpkin pie into one, what more could you ask from a baked good? With this recipe you’re guaranteed a moist, fragrant muffin that welcomes the season. After all, it won 2nd place at the local region fair in Tustin, CA, and if the 2016 judges approve your family will too!
Step 1: Tools
1 muffin pan
2 medium bowls
Step 2: Ingredients
1¾ cups self-rising flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 large eggs
1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
In a bowl sift the flour, then add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
In another bowl mix pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients.
Gently fold in the wet and dry ingredients with your spatula.
Add chocolate chips and fold in until ingredients are just combined. Do not over mix.
Spray tin with nonstick spray and scoop the batter into the 12 slots.
Bake for 22 minutes in the middle rack at 375 F.
Allow the muffins to cool down 5 minutes before taking them out of the pan.
Now all there's left to do is to...... Enjoy!
Step 12: Notes
- If all-purpose flour is used instead of self-rising flour add ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, and ¼ c. granulated sugar to the original mix.
- You can choose to not add spice if the canned pumpkin you bought is already spiced. You can also choose to add half as much sugar if pumpkin is already sweetened.
- For best results have milk and eggs be at room temperature.
- Over mixing muffins is a common mistake. Over mixing will make muffins dense, so fold until wet and dry ingredients are just combined.
- If you prefer crunch over chocolate, go ahead and substitute chips for nuts.