Perfect Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This past week has been the indian summer of my Michigan dreams. Days were spent with long walks and playing catch in the sun. t-shirts, frozen drinks and big smiles were a constant all week.We really didn’t have any great adventures but it was the perfect week to give us a last taste of summer before winter sets in.

When we were inside, one thing I did plenty of was baking.

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To remind myself that it was still fall, not summer part two, I whipped up a batch of the most perfect fall treats imaginable – pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

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I found a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread on Sally’s Baking Addiction (honestly, I can’t imagine life without Pinterest) and switched it up in the spirit of portion control. Plus, you can then say you have a piece of fall in the palm of your hand. Or is that weird? I’m saying it anyway.

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You will need:

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Orange Juice
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

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  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Whisk together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cloves and 3/4 tsp salt
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    1. Add 1 can of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 1/4 cup orange juice
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients – mix together (there should be a few lumps)
  5. Mix in chocolate chips
  6. Line a muffin tin and pour the batter in
  7. Cook for 20 minutes

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Now, I cook and bake pretty frequently but I have to say this is one of my favorite recipes I’ve tried. The chocolate and pumpkin are the perfect combination and the muffins are perfectly moist (yeah, I just shuddered reading that word too).

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