Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip - Oat Muffins

Breakfast-breakfast; what to have for breakfast?  This morning as I lay in bed, my tummy was already growling - hungry before I even stepped a foot out of bed.  Not a good sign LOL.

My best plan of action is always muffins.  They mix up fast and I like them well enough that I don't miss the super size chocolate frosted and vanilla cream filled long john donut that I'm really craving (shhh...)!

Back to the muffins... I LOVE pumpkin everything.  I especially love pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and bread.  I tweaked my normal pumpkin chocolate chip muffin this morning and liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you.  I subbed out 1/2 cup of the flour in the recipe for oats  so that I would get a heartier muffin.  I prefer muffins that taste like a muffin and not like a cupcake, ya know??  These muffins have the perfect texture now.  Perfect!

Anyway, these muffins are DEEEEE...LICIOUS!  They are lightly spicy and have all the delicious tastes of fall that we are all craving right now.  

Here's how I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins AT HOME MY WAY:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip
Oat Muffins

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (I omitted because I didn't have any)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (or regular oats)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs (well blended)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (1/2 of 15 oz can of pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 °.

Mix all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a mixing bowl.

In another bowl, mix all wet ingredients, including pumpkin.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.  Add chocolate chips and stir to fully incorporate.

Spoon batter into paper lined or sprayed muffin cups/tin.  I fill mine almost completely full.  

Bake 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly browning.

Note:  These freeze well for later!  Great for packing in lunches.  Or take some out of the freezer the night before if you need a few for breakfast!

They would also be great for potlucks!




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