Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2008

Notice the little hand trying to steal one from the plate!!!

Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 t pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (1/2 of 15 oz can)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 400. Grease 12 medium muffin tins, or 6 jumbo muffin tins. Mix all ingredients with hand mixer, or in stand mixer. Bake for 20-25 minutes (a little longer for the jumbo muffins!)

I doubled the recipe so that I could use the whole can of pumpkin. It made 12 regular size muffins and 6 jumbo muffins! The boys enjoyed these as “breakfast dessert” after they ate their cereal!

Can you have dessert after breakfast?!?

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Erica M September 19, 2008 at 11:32 am

oooo, mom used to make something like this and we loved them! I’ll have to dig up her recipe… It was pumpkin cornbread, but us kids thought they were as good as cake! :-)

I LOVE your new blog design!!!! Wow! What an improvement!

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karen July 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

@Erica M,
I wonder what these would taste like as cookies?

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Katelyn September 19, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I just made a similar recipe for my Sister-in-law who just had her first baby, but mine look more sticky moist (in a bad way). The tops of your muffins look wonderful, I’ll be trying your recipe the next time I made pumpkin muffins!

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Miriam September 19, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I too noticed the new blog design :) Wow – are you out of power from Ike? I hope you get it back on sooner than next week! Oh yeah… :) And the pumpkin muffin recipe looks WONDERFUL! I’ve been making muffins for DH’s lunchbox “snack”, and we love pumpkin, so this I will have to try!! (and chocolate… who can resist a good chocolate recipe? :P )

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Mrs. X September 19, 2008 at 4:52 pm

This recipe sounds great, perfect for fall!

Loving the new blog design, very eye catching!

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Suz September 25, 2008 at 8:47 pm

These look wonderful!! I’ll have to give them a try. I don’t like pumpkin pie spice.. mom never put nutmeg in her pies and I’ve never grown to enjoy it. I’ll just sub cinnamon for the spice and eat’em up! I bet my 3 yr old will too! :)

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thediaperdiaries October 2, 2008 at 9:37 pm

my hubby would LOVE me if I made these. I am going to tuck this one away for a MOPS brunch I think :) Thanks so much for participating.

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Betsy October 3, 2008 at 6:11 am

I just noticed that my last comment on these muffins isn’t here… wonder if I’m doing something wrong? Hmmm… Anyway, we made these last week and they are wonderful! Not too sweet–more muffin-y than cake-y.

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Mommy's Kitchen October 15, 2008 at 10:05 am

My little guy would love these. Thanks for submitting the recipe in the simple family favorites blog carnival.

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Mommy's Kitchen October 15, 2008 at 10:05 am

My little guy would love these. Thanks for submitting the recipe in the simple family favorites blog carnival.

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Sarah Bragg July 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

Hey! I really enjoy reading your blog. This is a dumb question, but does the “t” mean teaspoon or tablespoon?

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Erin July 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

tsp = t
TBSP = T

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lacy September 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm

This looked really good but, it didn’t turn out for me. It was very mushie in the middle. Thanks for sharing!

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Brandy September 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I make a very similar muffin. I double the recipe so that I can use the whole can of pumpkin and substitute in part wheat flour. I also use applesauce in place of the oil. Then I add a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed and bake them as mini muffins. They never last long at my house. I usually have to make them a couple times a month all year long. :)

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Susan October 27, 2009 at 9:53 am

I JUST made these, and I do mean just..they are still warm. I LOVE these!!! (and so do my kids!) I doubled the batch, used mini chips and made a dozen(very large regular) muffins and a whole pan of mini-muffins :)

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Rebecca November 9, 2009 at 9:58 am

Oh YUM….I am going to have to try these. I wanted to share a recipe, if that is ok….Pumpkin cream cheese bars http://tinyurl.com/yjxv5m6 ..they are so moist and yummy!

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Stacey July 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Does anyone know where you can purchase canned pumpkin year round? I have been really wanting to make these muffins, but can’t find pumpkin in any of the stores I have looked in.

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Keri July 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I actually found a large can of it at Target a couple of weeks ago in the clearance section, I wish now I would have bought a couple of them!

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Katie B July 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm

@Stacey,
Canned pumpkin is actually out of stock in a lot of stores. There was a pumpkin shortage last year, and the are still trying to catch up with this years I guess. If you google pumpkin shortage, there are a ton of links (including on Libbys.com, one of the biggest canned pumpkin companies) Naturally there have been a bunh cof recipes calling for canned pumpkin that I have wanted to try, and I can’t find it around me!

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Tara Hargrave September 3, 2010 at 8:12 am

Is there an easy way to print out recipes on here? Just curious, was just looking for a “printer friendly” button but don’t see one. Thanks.

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Amy @Deals For Dayton September 3, 2010 at 9:09 am

I had a pumpkin from my Happy Box, and I didn’t know what to do with it. I’m gonna make these now!

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Crystal & Co September 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

Oh, these look amazing! My family would love them.

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Mrs. October 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm

sounds great!

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Amy A. October 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I made pumpkin pancakes this weekend and have pumpkin left over. Was going to look for a recipe to use it up. I was thinking pumpkin muffins or pumpkin choc. chip cookies. I hadn’t even started looking yet and found this one in my email. Yummm! Thanks for posting!

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Donna November 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

Making these today…..

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Sharon Brengartner June 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I’ve been baking these from your cookbook for awhile now. They are a family and friends favorite. I usually tripple the recipe with the intent to freeze some. They disapear really fast.

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