pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

by Amy on 27 January 2011

i had a so-so day yesterday. not a horrible day (in fact, lots of great things are going on) but a few things weren’t going my way, + i was in a grumpus mood. after devoting a few minutes to a pity party, i knew there were two things that would improve my mood: homemade muffins + wine.

i hopped into the car to get the fixins for the muffins (although my driver’s side door was frozen shut, so i had to enter through the passenger door, both when i got in at home AND when i left the grocery store – embarrassing!), + was soon back home, ingredients + a glass of wine in hand.

i made the muffins. i drank the wine. i ate some muffins. they were delicious! ¬†better than delicious, they were fabulous. my mood? improved! my belly? full! so, in short, make these muffins + drink some wine when you’re having a bad(ish) day + you’ll feel lots better. i know i did!

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

makes a dozen muffins, adapted from the life of meg


3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


preheat the oven to 350 degrees. grease muffin pan or use muffin liners.

mix sugar, oil, eggs. add pumpkin + water. in separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices + salt.

add wet mixture + stir in chocolate chips.

fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter + bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meg @ Life of Meg January 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

I am so glad you stopped by my blog and tried those yummy muffins! Yours turned out so well! Hoping your week turns around asap! :)


2 amy January 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

it already has, thanks to you + your awesome muffins (+ wine, of course)! thanks for a fabulous recipe – i will definitely be making these again!

3 nashville nosher January 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

LOL can’t imagine crawling across the console of a mini!!!

The muffins look great!

4 amy January 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

it was truly humiliating, especially with two bags of groceries in the kroger parking lot! however, the muffins made up for it! =D

5 Sheri January 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

oh NOM! those muffins look so tasty! putting yet ANOTHER one of your blogged recipes on my to-do list!

6 amy January 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

your to-make list must be gettin’ long! =) enjoy ’em!

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