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.


  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!

  2. This recipe sounds great! I love eating muffins and baking muffins =)
    Thanks for sharing!

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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

  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 ;-)

  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 :)

  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!


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

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

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

  11. yummm these look wonderful!!



  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

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

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


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

  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.

  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. :)

  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 :)

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

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

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


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