It’s Friday! And, it’s November and fall and all that jazz so….you get another pumpkin goodie today!!! Aren’t you excited??
I knew you would be. You crazy pumpkin lovers, you.
As many pumpkin desserts as there are out there, it seems like pumpkin + chocolate chips = the best.
And a little secret…I used the donut batter to make these. Shhhh.
I didn’t need 5 gazillion donuts, and I wanted to make muffins as well so…I took a risk, having no idea if the texture would turn out right. They turned out perfectly!! Moist, not dense and heavy, and pumpkin-chocolate-chip-a-licious!
What more could you ask for?? And they’re mini. So, they’re adorable. That makes any dessert better. Miniature and adorable. Duh.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour (measure 2 cups remove 2 Tbsp)
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup white and/or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place liners in your muffin tins. (I used mini muffin tins – will make 4 dozen or so mini’s. Adjust cooking time up if you make regular size muffins.)
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, making sure there are not clumps of brown sugar remaining (use fingers to break if necessary.)
- Add the oil, eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
- Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, in two batches, mixing well after each batch.
- Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Using a medium cookie scoop or tablespoon, fill each muffin tin liner about 2/3’s with batter.
- Place in oven and bake about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack and enjoy warm or refrigerate in an airtight container.