a pretty cool life.: Chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chocolate chip pumpkin muffins


I love this fall recipe.  It's so simple but turns out really well.

All you need is a few bags of chocolate chip muffin mix and a can of pumpkin.  I heard there's supposed to be a pumpkin shortage...our grocery store had loads of it.


Have I ever mentioned I love polka dots?


Make the muffin mix as usual, but cut back on the water by a little.



Add in a few heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin.


I also add in a few sprinkles of ground ginger, cinnamon and ground cloves.  Pumpkin pie spice works well, too.



Wait (im)patiently.



And then quickly pack them up to give to a friend so you don't eat the whole batch yourself! 

I saw that Darby also shared how she makes these with a glaze.  I wasn't sure how those would travel, so next time I'm making it for me!

Have a super weekend, everyone.

24 comments:

  1. Wow, these look so delicious! I have had a taste for pumpkin muffins lately, but this recipe looks super easy. I tried a frosted pumpkin cookie with chocolate chips at the farmers market and it was divine. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This recipe sounds great! I love eating muffins and baking muffins =)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Melissa
    http://candlesinks.blogspot.com/

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  4. The muffins look very simple and outstanding! Were ever did you find the poka dot baking cups? Thanks for sharing

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  5. Uhmmm...they looks delicious. And the pictures are really beautifull. I have to find out if pumkin in a can be bought in Denmark ;-)

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  6. They look delicious!
    The pumpkin shortage is over :) I was so glad to hear, as soon as Libby announced that pumpkin would hit the shelves by Oct. I ran to see if it was there and YIPPEE it was, I bought some a couple weeks ago and was glad to see it. I love pumpkin. Keeping my fingers crossed they don't have another bad season again :)

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  7. These look amazing. What a wonderful gift! Could you please share where you found the adorable baking cups? I would also love to know where you find your boxes to put the baked goods in. What a wonderful gift for a friend!

    Thanks!
    alli.otte@yahoo.com

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  8. I have been looking forward to trying these. I love your polka dot cupcake wrappers, they are super fun!

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  9. They look delicious. And I love the packaging you did, what a lovely present!

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  10. Mmmm . . . will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. yummm these look wonderful!!

    Libby


    libby-bonjour.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi! I am a new follower. I love pumpkin anything. Put it with chocolate, and I am drooling. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

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  13. Those might be the prettiest pumpkin muffins I've ever seen! And love love love the polka dots.

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  14. These look super tasty! I'll have to try to make these sometime. Thanks for the recipe!

    ~Lisa
    www.starflydesigns.com

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  15. those look too cute to eat! love the polka dots!
    i'm a new follower
    jenni
    jenniadores.blogspot.com

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  16. I tried making these, but they stuck to the paper. Do you think this happens because they were mixed too much?? They did taste good. Need help please! Thank you.

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  17. Cheryl...the same thing has happened to me. I thought it was because I was a little over enthusiastic with adding the pumpkin and they were too sticky, but it could've been from too much mixing. Try cutting down on the pumpkin a little and see if they're better. :)

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  18. hi! just found your blog. i grew up outside of chicago but just recently moved to WI. it's always fun for me to find local (within 3 hrs!) bloggers :)

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  19. Delicious. I love pumpkin flavored anything and these are right up my alley. Going to buy some chocolate chip muffin mix tomorrow!

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  20. What a lucky friend. Those do look very yummy and I love the picture of your little guy waiting.

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  21. Yum yum yum! These sound absolutely delicious...and the polka dots make them even better, I'm sure.

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