another thing i love about fall … the food. pumpkin/apple/pecan pie, pumpkin pancakes, squash, apple cider, kettle corn, sweet potatoes (i could go on…) these are MY comfort foods. yum.
so i decided to kick off my fall baking (and since i love fall mine starts early … september 1st!!) with one of my favorite pumpkin muffin recipes. it’s my own adaptation of a recipe i found on allrecipes.com. you can find the original recipe here.
here’s what you’ll need …
2 cups white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup applesauce
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
and here’s how to make them …
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line two (12 cup) baking tin with paper baking cups.
Mix chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of flour (to prevent from sinking in your batter). set aside.
Beat the eggs in a large bowl, and mix in the sugar, pumpkin, applesauce and oil.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and salt. blend into the egg and pumpkin mixture. fold in the chocolate chips. Transfer to the muffin pans. (i also sprinkled the tops of my muffins with a cinnamon/sugar mixture)
Bake in the preheated oven 12 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pans, and cool on a wire rack.
and that’s it!
i must admit i’m a huge fan of recipes that don’t required a mixer. this way i can mix up these guys at 5am without making too much noise. plus … easier to clean up! love that.
what is your favorite fall recipe? leave a link below … maybe i can try it!