double chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

another thing i love about fall … the food. pumpkin/apple/pecan pie, pumpkin pancakes, squash, apple cider, kettle corn, sweet potatoes (i could go on…) these are MY comfort foods. yum.

so i decided to kick off my fall baking (and since i love fall mine starts early … september 1st!!) with one of my favorite pumpkin muffin recipes. it’s my own adaptation of a recipe i found on allrecipes.com. you can find the original recipe here.

here’s what you’ll need …

4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup applesauce
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

and here’s how to make them …

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line two (12 cup) baking tin with paper baking cups.

Mix chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of flour (to prevent from sinking in your batter). set aside.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl, and mix in the sugar, pumpkin, applesauce  and oil.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and salt. blend into the egg and pumpkin mixture. fold in the chocolate chips. Transfer to the muffin pans. (i also sprinkled the tops of my muffins with a cinnamon/sugar mixture)

Bake in the preheated oven 12 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pans, and cool on a wire rack.

and that’s it!

i must admit i’m a huge fan of recipes that don’t required a mixer. this way i can mix up these guys at 5am without making too much noise. plus … easier to clean up! love that.

what is your favorite fall recipe? leave a link below … maybe i can try it!

  1. I don’t have a link since I’ve never made them at home, but I can’t resist pumpkin raviolis when I see them on an autumnal menu. Sometimes I think I could eat one thousand of them in one sitting. With a little sage and butter? MMMM.

  2. So funny – my daughter called me from college yesterday and asked if I could bake my pumpkin chocolate chip muffins to send her. YUM!
    It’s supposed to be over 100 here in central California today but the morning coolness definitely tells you fall is on its way!

  3. omg, make me these sometime. please?!?

    and i can’t believe you went to moon dancer, ive been there a couple of times with jere’s family – such a cool place – they always have bands, and music festivals..and all that fun stuff!

  4. I bookmarked this back when you first posted it, but I waited until this evening to make my first batch. I say “first batch” because hello — I will definitely be making them again! We are sharing this batch with our new neighbors on all sides. We just moved in last month, so I figure these will be a great way to earn some new friends. ;)

  5. Just baked these tonight and boy are my family and I happy campers! They are scrumptiously delicious!!! I like that the recipe didn’t use a mixer too (hate lugging it out and then having to clean it afterwards).
    This recipe is a keeper!

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