Monday, April 2, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins {Muffin Monday}

Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome to Muffin Monday. :)



I have to say that one of the really nice things about doing this "Muffin Monday" thing with AnnaLynn is that she's become rather confident in the kitchen. My little kitchen apprentice has come a long way since we started out on this adventure back in January 2011. As a matter of fact, she not only selected today's recipe and made sure we had all the ingredients, she also baked them all by herself -- the photos below tell the story. Her papa, who isn't particularly fond of pumpkin, gave them two thumbs up, so we're confident you'll enjoy these, too.



Today's recipe comes to us from:




AnnaLynn made our regular substitutions (by using whole wheat pastry flour and organic sugar) and left out the almonds. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
makes 12

1 2/3 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 - 3/4 c. organic sugar (depending on how sweet you want them)
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. sea salt
1/2 stick real butter, melted over low heat
1 c. pureed pumpkin
2 eggs, beaten with a whisk
1 c. real chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F and either grease muffin cups with coconut oil or line with paper baking cups. Measure dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) into a large mixing bowl, and gather your other ingredients so everything's ready.



Stir dry ingredients with a whisk to combine.



Stir the pumpkin into the eggs and then carefully whisk in the butter until ingredients are well blended.



Stir in the chocolate chips.



Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and fold in with a spatula until just moistened -- don't overmix your muffins!



Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.




Bake for 20 - 25 minutes (ours were done in 22 min.); check with a toothpick to be sure they're done.



Allow muffins to set several minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.





Bon appetit!



By the way, this recipe is a terrific way to use up some of that pumpkin puree you might have left in your freezer from last summer's "putting by." :)

We'll be back in two weeks with our next Muffin Monday recipe; in the meanwhile, visit our Muffin Monday tab for more tasty, nutritious recipe inspiration. :)

We're honored to be featured by Jacqueline at Deep Roots at Home:


Happily sharing this week's recipe with:

Homestead Barn Hop
Titus 2sdays
Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways
Encourage One Another
This Chick Cooks
Raising Homemakers
Pennywise Platter

 Growing HomeHearth & Soul HopA-Wise-Woman-Builds-Her-HomeMiz Helen’s Country Cottage

14 comments:

  1. Your daughter made some delicious muffins! I'm sure you are quite proud of her homemaking skills, Mom. :)

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    1. It is a joy to teach and train, a pleasure to enjoy the fruits of having done so, and bittersweet to know she is growing up. :) Thanks for the sweet comment, Mara!

      ~Lisa :)

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  2. They look delicious, Lisa! You are the inspiration for Muffin Monday at our house: we have a different kind of muffin every Monday for breakfast. :) Many blessings!

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    1. Isn't it fun, Lisa? Thanks so much for dropping by and for the encouraging words. :)

      Blessings to you and yours,

      Lisa :)

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  3. It looks so wonderful, Lisa. What a lovely way to enjoy Mondays. Thanks so much for linking up.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jasmine! Blessings, ~Lisa

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  4. Hi Anna Lynn & Mom,
    What a great cookbook and a great recipe for your awesome Muffins. I noticed in your photo's how your skill level for pouring and stirring has improved over time, that's great! Hope you have a fabulous Celebration Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words, Miz Helen. :) Baking together has been so much for for both of us! A blessed weekend to you as well,

      ~Lisa & AnnaLynn :)

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  5. YUM! This sounds tasty. I would love to have you link up to Sugar Me Up this (and every) weekend. http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-4/ And if you ever have a cake or cupcake you want featured feel free to submit it too!

    Other recipes can be linked up at Feed Your Soul weekends at Around My Family Table. http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-4/

    Wendy

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  6. I think it is wonderful that you and AnnaLynn have been working on this project together, and how wonderful that she has grown so much in her confidence in the kitchen as well. These chocolate chip pumpkin muffins sound really delicious, and they look wonderful too!

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  7. What a lovely cook! Her muffins look delicious! I love cooking with my children. Not only do you get delicious food, you make wonderful memories.

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  8. Thanks for dropping by and for leaving such sweet comments! Baking together with Anna has certainly been a blessing both in memory making and in lots of delicious things to eat! Blessings, ~Lisa

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  9. Lisa, I am having so much fun reading how your daughter AnnaLynn made these yummy looking muffins! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Isn't it great to see our young people blossom? I would like to feature you on tomorrow's "EOA' Wednesday, and I will put out a link on FB, too. Great post!

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    1. Jacqueline, Thank you! It really has been a delight to work with my girl and to watch her grow and develop confidence in the kitchen. They do grow up so quickly, especially at her age (11). Sigh. She is my baby, and I'm thankful for the blessing she is and is becoming more and more each day. :)

      Blessings to you,

      Lisa

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