September 20, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yep. I'm still on that pumpkin kick.

Yesterday was a long as hell day at work. Semi-busy and steady. But it was just draining.  I got on the train and just felt like exhaustion slapped me across the face. Hard.  I decided to not go to the gym, which I planned on doing. But I shouldn't push myself and I don't want to. I'm glad I listened to my body. I did, however, vacuum the downstairs because I'm a clean freak and it had to be cleaned. And somehow I mustered up the energy to make these cute muffins.

Chocolate and Pumpkin go hand in hand, I feel.  I love baking at night sometimes because it's a great stress reliever and very soothing.  These are fun to make and even more fun to eat.  I made a cream cheese glaze to drizzle on top of these puppies but it was an epic fail.  Glazes don't like me sometimes and I don't get it.  This glaze was too thick and some of the cream cheese lumps didn't want to play nice even though I beat the hell out of them.

I once made a pretty stellar vanilla glaze for a lemon bundt cake.  I still have no idea where I placed that recipe.  It was perfect.

When all else fails, go with powdered sugar.  It's pretty.

These were super moist and so chocolaty with the perfect amount of that pumpkin-fall spice!

If you do anything this weekend, try to also sneak in making these. The scent they leave in your house is a well enough excuse to bake these up!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Adapted from



  • 1 1/2 cups all- purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice { I added in the pumpkin pie spice}
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup veggie oil
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree and a little bit more ;)
  • 1/4 cup water


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or line the tin with paper muffin cups. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs and oil. Add the pumpkin puree and water. In a larger, separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir in chocolate chips.

Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full with the batter. Bake 20-25 minutes. Test with toothpick to make sure the muffins are fully cooked and the toothpick comes out dry.

These took all of maybe 6 minutes to throw together. The waiting around for them to cool and devour was the worst part.

Oh, and happy Friday!! 

Weekend plans? 

This weekend is an open one for us, but we still have stuff to do.  I think once you're married, there's always something to do. Not that when you're single you don't have things to do. But when you're single, you may not always find yourself living in Shop rite and Home decor stores all the time. Or maybe you do.  I don't know. What was I talking about? oh yeah..stuff.  I'm getting a cavity filled later today. Lovely Friday, huh?  Maybe make these and then eat them and think of me in the dentist chair and chuckle.  I won't mind.

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