Wednesday, August 21, 2013

80(ish)--- Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

Just one more fall-ish recipe than I promise I will do my best to get back to summer.

These muffins remind me of the scones from that one place that starts with an S and ends with a tarbucks that NAILS fall treats.

But the calories won't weigh on your conscience like one of those scones will.

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes ~18 muffins

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two muffin pans with 18 muffin liners.

Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

In a larger mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin puree and eggs.  Gently fold dry ingredients into wet and stir until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Distribute batter among baking cups, filling each ~3/4 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before storing.

Nutrition Info per 1 muffin: 144 calories, 5 g fat, 3 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber


  1. FYI - The word conscious implies that you are mentally aware and present. The word conscience implies a moral directive in determining what is right and wrong.

    Anyway, the muffins look yummy. I am craving fall flavors lately too.

    1. Thanks for the correction! I caught it but too late apparently :)
      The muffins are fantastic- give them a whirl!

  2. I always wonder how can muffins be more tasty with different ingredients. But when i see one muffin contains 144 calories, 5 g fat , then i have to stop myself. Because i know if i start eating it wont be contained with one muffin.