Last week, I was flipping through an old cooking magazine (one of many I own) and I came across this recipe for chocolate chip muffins, but what made this different then the usual was that it had pumpkin puree in it. I was intrigued! I kept reading on and found out that this recipe was a grand prize winner from a lady named Cindy Middleton. I figured if it won a grand prize it had to be good. The recipe turned out to be simple and it had no butter, which is always good for health reasons. Best of all the muffins turned out to be hands down the best chocolate chip muffins that I've ever tasted. I don't kid you it is super moist and super yummy! I share this recipe with you all now, enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Taste of Homes: Prize Winning Recipes Magazine (Spring 2005) Submitted by: Cindy Middleton

Makes 12 Muffins

Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees F.

Baking time: 18-20 minutes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree, solid packed
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line your muffin pan with paper cups. In a large mixing bowl, crack 2 large eggs and start to whisk them, then add in 1 cup of granulated sugar. Whisk the eggs and the sugar together for a minute to create more air.

2. Add and whisk 1 cup of pumpkin puree and the vegetable oil. In another bowl, add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon and the pinch of salt. Stir to make sure that all of the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and gently mix it altogether until combined.

3. Fold in the chocolate chips. Using an ice cream scoop or two spoons, scoop the pumpkin batter into the muffin pan. Place the muffin pan into the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes. To check the doneness insert a toothpick, and if it comes out clean the muffins are ready.

The muffins are good warm or at room temperature. Either way it is good!

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