Saturday, October 17, 2009

The True Tale of the PUMPKIN CHIP MUFFIN

"OH MY GOSH !" squealed Queen B.

Teenage son #1 comes running in the kitchen.
"What happened mom?!"

Queen B can't talk. Her mouth is full. She just hands her son a muffin using hand signals to indicate that he should try one.

"mmmmm" said son #1.

Son #2 enters the kitchen....... grabs a muffin and takes a bite.
"When are you going to make these again ? " He said, staring at 20 muffins still left on the platter.

Son # 2 finds son #3 and hands him one..."Mmmmmmm" he said.

Daughter is sitting next to Queen B and said hers was 'yumma-licious'.

This was an ACTUAL EVENT that took place last night ! Really... I never get too excited over my cooking, but HELLO ! BEST MUFFIN I EVER ATE. Yep. I'm not kidding. Cindy Middleton of Champion, Alberta was awarded the grand prize in Taste of Home's muffin bake off.

Pumpkin Chip Muffins - Taste of Home prize winning recipes, 2005.

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1-1/2 cups canola oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips ( I used milk-chocolate chips)

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.

Bake at 400° for 15 -18minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. ( mine only took 15 min ). Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Yield: about 2 dozen muffins.

And don't forget, it's DIY Day over at a soft place to land !

Participating at the krazy kitchen.


Laura Beth said...

Those look like heaven! I will be trying this tomorrow!!!

Teresa said...

Mmmmm! You are making me want to go make those right now! I bet those muffins didn't last long! Do you realllllly recommend that Molasses cookie recipe. Want to make sure they are really good...going to send them to my dad in Alabama! XXXOOXX

Queen B. said...

YES, YES, YES I recommend those Molasses cookies.
My BOYS BEG me to make them.
My mother makes them.
I ONLY post recipes that are FAVORITES HERE. I will NEVER post a recipe I'm not crazy about.
They are included in our Christmas cookie baking week........I can hardly wait to bake them again.
Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee...or coco !

Teresa said...

Thanks Queen B!
How fun that you make your "traditional" recipes for Christmas! Our family does the same thing...the Christmas Season doesn't officially begin until we have our Christmas Cookies (roll out cookies...almond flavor...lots of sprinkles & red hots...candied cherries) and we have a yummmy spiced tea recipe we make up. When we can sip our spice tea with a Christmas Cookie on the side...the season is HERE! Going to copy the Molasses Cookie recipe now...oh and about BEBE Darling...what a doll-baby...she needs to come and play with Doogan...oh how he would enjoy her cuteness!

Jboo said...

Can't wait to make those! Sound so yummy!


Leen said...

They sound delish! I think I will make them tomorrow while I am baking anyways. Do you have any pear recipes? I have a tree FULL of them waiting for me to make something fabulous with them!

Jane said...

Son and daughter tested (or was that tasted?)...and heartily approved. What better recommendation! I will be making these tomorrow... Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Jane (artfully graced)

Chele said...

They look so good. Never had anything sweet with pumpkin in it before - I may need to give this a try!

Anncoo said...

Looks so yummy. Will add this in my to do list.

Meta said...

Yummy looking and I'm sure they are wonderful, too :) I will most likely be baking these soon - maybe for the holidays....sounds a bit like my pumpkin bread I make every year but better!!


Kerrie said...

Those muffins made my mouth water! Thanks for checking out my Disney Sunday entry! Have a wonderful Sunday! Kerrie

Laila said...

Looks really delecious ..
Laila ..

Jo said...

Ooooh yummy! I made pumpkin muffins this week but I'm going to have to try these out!


koralee said...

Sold...I am going to make them this week! If they are as good as they look...I think I may be in trouble...pumpkin and chocolate together....heaven! Thanks so much..I'll get back to you on my families reaction....thanks for visiting my blog!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I will have to make them now! They sound scrumptious!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

my mouth is watering.


can't wait to try!


Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Ok, you've convinced me. We're making muffins. I love the part when your son wants more when there is a whole plate of them already.
♥ Rebecca

love lives in the kitchen said...

wow! this is an amazing recipe! i need to try it:)
thank you for sharing!

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Donna-FFW said...

This does sound like one fantastic muffins. Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake, great for lunches, snacks, breakfast. Pumpkin and chocolate, winner!

The Fajdich Times said...

Looks goods. I'll be makin these:)

Dee said...

I'm making those for breakfast! I make pumpkin, choc chip cookies, but I haven't tried the muffin yet. Yumm!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Okay okay...I am making them first thing tomorrow! Can't wait!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Mandy said...

I read this last night and my muffins are in the oven right now! Can't wait to try them :)

Queen B. said...

Carrie & Mandy -
Let me know how they turned out !

gigiofca said...

Those look so good!

tara said...

you had me at Pumpkin! those look extra yummie!! thanks for sharing, better try these out at some point!

Emily said...

Mmmmmmm! Yummy! LOVE pumpkin anything.....but chocolate makes it even better!

Karine said...

I understand why your sons loved your muffins because they sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Erin, Mommy on the Run said...

Girl!! These are amazing!! The recipe made two dozen mini muffins AND two dozen regular muffins. I brought the minis to work today and they were GONE my 11am. Thanks for the recipe!

Crockett's Corner said...

These are awesome and so easy to make!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just made these and they are DELICIOUS!!!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe! My kids LOVE them! You are the best!
Love you big sis!

MissBliss said...

I am absolutely going to make these!


That is so funny that they ask when you are going to make them again on first bite and looking at 20.... they know those wouldn't be around long :)

sealaura said...

those look and sound amazing! After our move, B and I lost all of our bakeware. I almost found myself trying to get thourgh the computer screen. you make me want to cook (and I really don't like to!)


Catherine said...

i've bought a pumpkin to make soup, but i'll try the muffins instead...i t'll taste much better!

Martha (Menagerie) said...

These sound really yummy! I'm definitely going to give them a try!

shopannies said...

these are delicious have a friend who also make them with mint

heartnsoulcooking said...

I like pumpkin muffins and with chocolate chips it's an added bonus.


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