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!

20 comments:

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

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  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! :)

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

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

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  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!

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  6. Pumpkin and chocolate chip - what a combination!

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  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

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  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).

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  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.

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/10/frozen-breakfast-burritos-secret-recipe.html

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

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  11. Love those muffins. They look delicious!

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

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

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  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!

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

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  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.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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

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

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  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 @ www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

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