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Fall has arrived and with it comes Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love fall but hate it all at the same time.  I love the cooler evenings and the changing leaves, but I hate that winter is literally looming around the corner.  I feel like its going to come sooner than normal this year as we’re trending about 10 degrees cooler than average right now (secretly I’m still rooting for an Indian Summer, but that’s just me).  I’m not ready for 30 degree mornings yet – yes I said it, 30 degrees…we’ve already had one and it was awful!

All that babbling aside, the cooler temps and the county fair last week made me crave one of my favorite fall baked goods: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.  I’m seriously nuts about them!  I love them so much that I used to hide them under my bed in college so my roommates wouldn’t know I had them (so horrible, I know!).  I personally like these muffins better after they’re a day old because they settle and become more dense (personal preference).  And of course, what’s a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin without a warm glass of Caramel Apple Cider (really simple, pour some caramel – think quality ice cream topping- in apple cider and pop in the microwave for a few minutes)?

Enjoy!

  • 1 2/3 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°.

Grease mini muffin pans.  Mix flour, sugar, spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  Break eggs into another bowl.  Add pumpkin and butter; whisk until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Pour over dry ingredients and fold in with a spatula until moistened.  Scoop into cups and bake for 20 minutes.

Cool on wire rack and store in a covered container.

– Courtesy of my Momma

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Baby Basil-Zucchini Muffins with Fresh Parmesan

Finally we’ve reached the last of the zucchini recipes (yet I still have zucchini left…).  Honestly, I’m just plain sick of baking at this point and gave everything I made away.  Hopefully everyone enjoyed it!

These little muffins are kind of dangerous- as is anything that you can mindlessly pop into you mouth and loose track of the quantity consumed.  I really liked them, but was kind of surprised by how sweet they were, especially since they have Parmesan cheese on top.  I guess I just don’t think of putting Parm on sweets?  I mean, they weren’t overly sweet (I wouldn’t consider them a dessert muffin), but they also weren’t as savory as I would’ve liked…next time reducing the sugar for sure.

Anyways, hope I haven’t bored you to death with all the ways I’ve prepared zucchini in the last week.  Enjoy this final recipe!

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups finely shredded peeled zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, basil, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Beat the eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini.
Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks. Serve warm. 

Yield: about 4 dozen.

Recipe courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

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