Monday, October 17, 2011

Secret Recipe Club - Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

This is my second month joining in the Secret Recipe Club.  I am really enjoying being part of this.  I can't tell you how many times I checked my e-mail  (not so) patiently awaiting my next assignment.  I felt a little like Bobby Flay on Throw down when the guy on the bike rides up and hands him his "Top Secret" folder.  It's not really like that but I can pretend - if  you are not familiar with this club , you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

The blog I was assigned to this month was The Daily Dish.  Nicole had so many great recipes to choose from but when I saw a list of fall recipes - I knew where to start my search.
And now that I finally have a few cans of pumpkin in my pantry I was certain I was going to make one of her pumpkin recipes. I decided to make the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins but I will definitely be back to try out her Pumpkin Empanadas!   I threw these together right before the kids got off the bus.  I love when they walk in the house and say "Wow! What smells so good?"  They bee-lined right to the kitchen and devoured the muffins and then they asked for more.  The only thing I changed in this recipe was instead of using semi-sweet chips, I used half semi-sweet and half white just because I had them in the pantry. I figured why not?  I will definitely be adding this recipe to my fall rotation - and I will certainly be doubling the recipe next time. Enjoy!

What you need:
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1/4 butter, melted.
1  egg
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips (or half semi-sweet half white chocolate - yum!)
1/4 c. nuts, finely chopped (optional)

What you do:
Spray a muffin tin or line with cupcake liners.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In the center, form a well.
In another bowl, combine the milk, canned pumpkin, butter and egg; Mix well. Pour into the center well of the flour mixture.
Add the chocolate chips and mix until entire mixture is moist. Spoon the mixture muffin pans, filling about 3/4 full.
If you are using the nuts, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of chopped nuts over each muffin.
Bake for 20 minutes.. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and allow to cool on wire racks.

Be sure to checkout the rest of the recipes from today's big reveal!


  1. Pumpkin and white chocolate is one of my favorite combinations so good idea throwing in the white chips! These look delicious!

  2. Danielle, I'm so glad you enjoyed them and that your kids did too. They are a favorite around here, especially with butterscotch chips or dark chocolate chips. Good call switching up the chips!!
    Glad you enjoyed your 2nd month with SRC, I look forward to getting to know you now! :)

  3. Those are some great looking muffins, super yum!!!

  4. These look delicious, wish I had some to go with my coffee right now!

  5. I'm so glad you've stocked up on pumpkin and I can't wait to see the recipes that come out of your kitchen! Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins sound like a excellent place to start!

  6. Pumpkin and chocolate chip - what a combination!

  7. Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin sounds like a great combination for a muffin! Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Corn and Potato Soup

  8. YAY I'm glad you got some pumpkin, where on earth did you finally find it? I picked some more up at Aldi's yesterday, they have it on sale for .99 a can. Gonna have to try these muffins with craisins and white chocolate and chocolate with walnuts (b/c I bought those too at Aldi's).

  9. Love these too! I think I will try and make them before the weekend! (and maybe even attempt gluten-free for my daughter) Thanks for sharing!

    And Thanks for being a part of my SRC group... stop by and see my Frozen Breakfast Burritos.

  10. These muffins literally jumped off the page and screamed make me make me. Oh my these look so good.

  11. Love those muffins. They look delicious!

  12. Pumpkin and chocolate is such a great fall combination. I have some pumpkin in my fridge that is definitely going into muffins!

  13. This looks really great! I haven't really had any sweet pumpkin dishes so this looks like a good place to start :)

  14. I completely forgot to mention something in my post yesterday: I moving to Nashville in January! Any tips?

    The muffins look like a quick and easy and healthy treat. Yum!

  15. I love pumpkin and chocolate together. Are those mini-muffins or regular size?

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  16. Delicious and so perfect this time of year.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  17. Danielle please please read the WIAW rules if you're going to link up? I'm starting to feel used =(

  18. Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!

  19. This looks SO delicious, I’m book-marking this to make later! I found you via “This Chick Cooks Link Party”. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

    Have a great week,

    Jillian @


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