Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

A few years back a precious neighbor of ours shared these lovely muffins with us.  I then pestered her until I was given a copy of the recipe.  She not only gave me a copy, she showed my how to 
make them.  I have the best neighbors.  Miss ya Janine!!  

Today, my hair stylist is opening up shop on her day off to 
do my hair.  Oh, I too, have the best 
hair stylist.  I thought I would make her some of these 
muffins as a thank you.  Not all hair stylist
will come in on their day off to do your hair.  
Since I am whipping these lovelies up, 
you now get to enjoy them as well.  

This recipe makes a TON of muffins, like nearly 100!!  
I also give them to teachers.  
They work so hard they need a little treat every now and again. 
I hope you make these.  You won't regret it.  
The boys love helping me make them
because we mix it all by hand. 
I always tell my husband, "The best cooks are the messiest."  

Wet Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
plop them both together and mix
the guys love this part
add your mini chocolate chips
I use a scoop but a spoon will work too
enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

1 1/2 Cups of Light Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
29 oz large can of Pumpkin(not the pie mix)
1 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbs Vanilla

6 Heaping Cups of Flour
1 Tbs Baking Powder
1 Tbs Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
3 tsp Cinnamon

1 bag of mini morsels chocolate chips
mix extra sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on top of muffins

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl (I use my kitchen aid and let it mix the entire time I put my dry ingredients together)
3.  Mix dry ingredients together in huge bowl
4.  Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture
5.  Beat until smooth  ( it makes so much we use our hands to mix it.  My mixer won't fit it all.)
6.  Add chocolate chips and mix well

Use either a spoon or small scoop to drop 1 tsp into a Pam sprayed mini muffin pan. 
Bake for 15 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

*A little side note.  I ran out of white flour and had to use 3 cups of organic barley flour.  They still turned out great and this little addition helps lower the calories and adds more fiber.  When baking you can replace barley flour with 1/2 of the white flour called for.

{ Kelly }



Charity said...

I'll be buying pumpkin and mini choc-chips today. These sound so good!

Charity said...

Made them tonight, so good...I can't decide if I'm mad at you or VERY happy you shared the recipe. I'll let you know next time I weigh in :)

The Creative Chickadee said...

Glad you guys love them. Think of all the fiber and protein you are consuming, it cancels out the calories. :D