Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

One of my Fall favorite desserts and I promise to include the exact and real recipe! Do not mess this recipe up by adding healthy things like nuts and raisins - just add the chocolate chips:)

Room temp ingredients
Bake 350 degrees 15 to 18 mins

Whisk together thoroughly:
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (go for the good stuff)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg (don't use the yuck old pwder stuff)
1/4 baking powder
Combine in another bowl:
1/3 milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
In a large bowl, beat until creamy, about 30 seconds:
6 TBS unsalted butter
Gradually add & beat on high speed until lightened in color and texture, 3 or 4 mins:
1 cup sugar plus 1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
Beat in 1 at a time:
2 large eggs
Add and beat on low speed just until blended:
1 cup of pumpkin puree

Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk mixture in 2 parts, beating on low speed or stirring with a rubber spatula until smooth and scraping sides of bowl.
Fold in:
a handful or 2 handfuls of chocolate chips

butter top of muffin tin and line with cupcake papers
fill 2/3 full

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