Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CEiMB: (Chocolate Chip) Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Hosted by Oddball Oven Mitt

Delicious – we loved these! I stirred in a cup of dark chocolate chunks to the batter, since they were so good in the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies last weekend. Most of these are going into my freezer to enjoy later as a quick breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, molasses, oil and 1 egg until combined. Add the other egg and whisk well. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Whisk just until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of 1 of the muffins comes out clean.

Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the muffins to loosen them and unmold. Cool completely on the rack.

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Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger


Lu said...

Muffins! Mmmmmm, muffins! Those look great. Which Elie Krieger book do you use?

Sara said...

ooo, chocolate chips. You are a smart girl! They look great.

AppleC said...

Great idea! Love the chocolate.

Maria Salomon said...

Love the DARK chocolate idea!