Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

I set aside three perfect muffins for a photoshoot and, honestly, I only turned around for a minute! The combination of pumpkin and chocolate is just too hard to resist I guess. These are adapted from a Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection, but I used a bit of sanding sugar on the tops instead of chopped nuts since they were for the kiddos. They are Grand either way! And easy! You won't even need to get out the mixer!

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1 1/2C flour

1/2C sugar

2tsp baking powder

1/2tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp salt

1C milk

1/2C solid pack canned pumpkin

1/4C melted butter

1 egg                                                                   1C semi-sweet chocolate chips                        1/4C finely chopped nuts (optional)

 

 

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, making a well in the center. In a small bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, melted butter and egg; add to center of dry ingredients with chocolate chips are stir until just combined. Spoon into greased muffin tins (I usually use cupcake wrappers) and top with nuts or sanding sugar. Bake 18-20 minutes. Makes 12 delicious muffins.