Saturday, October 9, 2010

Recipe Review: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ok, I'm on a recipe kick... I've been meaning to post quite a few for a while so I'm just going to keep going until I run out of steam! :) 

I've seen recipes for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins a few places... A couple of weeks ago I saw Jenna's recipe here and was hell bent to try it.  Except, I couldn't find canned pumpkin.  Call me crazy, but I wasn't aware of the shortage! So, I gave up after toting Nickolai around to two stores... ugh!  But, I was reading another blog tonight and she noted that THIS blogger had mentioned just adding canned pumpkin to a boxed Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Muffin mix.  Hey, not a bad idea! I love to make stuff from scratch, but I don't always have the time.  I mean, who does really?  Taking a little help from the store is a bonus!

So, assembly of this recipe is super easy.  Thanks Betty! :)  I added more pumpkin than this blogger calls for.  I added half of a 15oz can and reduced the water accordingly.  I also added another handful of chocolate chips and a tsp of cinnamon.  I baked my muffins for 15 minutes and they are perfect!!! I was bummed that I am out of powdered sugar so I couldn't make the nummy looking glaze... and I improvised with a brown sugar concoction - not the same.  It's okay, but the glaze is probably much better!

I still want to try Jenna's recipe and will someday when I have more time.  I made her favorite chocolate chip cookies last week and they're AMAZING! I'm not a great baker and usually my cookies aren't so hot... But, these are awesome! Totally my favorite CCC recipe from now on! :)

Now I have half of a can of pumpkin to use... any suggestions?  I guess I could just make more muffins and give them away.... or freeze them?


Chelle said...

I wish I had the patience to cook. Or bake. Because these recipe details make me hungry!!

Jen S. said...

These recipes sound good. Thanks for sharing. I searched high and low in Vegas and couldn't find canned pumpkin ANYWHERE for almost a year. But now thankfully they just now started getting it again a few days ago. Yae!
I make some really yummy chocolate muffins with canned pumpkin. They're super easy, super moist, and so good. If you want that recipe it only requires three ingredients and they are to die for! In case you want it, here it is:
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!
Have a great day Chelsi :)

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Yup, second year in a row for pumpkin shortage! See, us farmgirls know the skinny! If you ever see it, stock up!

What to do with your left over pumpkin??? Freeze it!