Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pumpkin Chip Muffins



Autumn is the best time for baking!
 Since I woke up early today 
I thought I'd bake something yummy
for breakfast!


I love to cook when the weather turns cooler.
Those of you who know me
know that I am not really a cook
but a baker!


I like going out and searching the web for
delicious scones, breads and muffin recipes!
I have found good ones on many a site and 
quite a few from the
King Arthur Flour website. 
King Arthur has wonderful baking cookware 
as well as boxed goods to
bake-up at home.
I found King Arthur through their cake flour and
bread flours available in California's grocery stores.
:)





However, this recipe is adapted as muffins from
Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too
recipe called:



Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.
Here is the recipe as it is written:

Ingredients:
3 cups canned pumpkin puree (must use Libby's)
1.5 cups vegetable oil
4 cups sugar

6 eggs
4.75 cups all-purpose flour (I substituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour for one)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp salt
1.5 tsp ground cloves
1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1 bag Nestle semi-sweet mini chips (I used dark 
chocolate from Winco)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour three 9x5 inch loaf pans ( used muffin tins)
In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, sugar and eggs.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, 
nutmeg, and ground cinnamon.
Stir into the pumpkin mixture until well blended.
Stir in bag of mini chocolate chips.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed.
(I used my cake tester, when it came out clean, they were done.)

***
Because my Libby's can of pumpkin puree
was the large one, I had one more cup than was needed
for this recipe, so...
I decided to add another quarter to the measurements.
Brought some muffins into work today to share
and the other aides liked the muffins a lot, too!

***
I used tea cups and dessert plates from my set of
Wedgwood Sarah's Garden ~ Queen's Ware
which have a little fall color to them. 
These were bought on a fun meet-and-greet talk
& shopping trip
to the Costa Mesa Mall's Macy's 
back in the late 90's
with a friend to visit
Sarah Ferguson, the Dutchess of York,
when she was spokesperson for
Wedgwood.

In another post, I will share my whole tea set
and momentos of the trip to
meet the Dutchess.
It was quite lovely!!!


Happy Fall cooking!
Blessings to you and yours,
Barb :)
 
***I would love it if you'd "Like", "Share" and "Follow" my blogsite! Thanks for stopping in!***




Blog Archive