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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!

I love chocolate.

I especially love chocolate if I can come up with some kind of excuse to have it for breakfast....

I had such an excuse this morning...we had pancakes yesterday morning, there wasn't enough cereal for the kids, and we'd eaten eggs twice this week already... soooo....

 I surprised the kids this morning with MoneySavingMom's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! I found these on her website a year or so ago and they've become a treat the kids LOVE!

As you can see my little took no hesitation to diving right into one!

I think they came out beautiful!

I did tweak the recipe a little bit in hopes it would end up a little healthier. Here's my version (ingredients only) (See original recipe in link above):

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 3 eggs + 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (16 oz.) can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cups oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package chocolate chips
My batter came out a little too thick for my liking, so I also added 1/2 cup skim milk  to thin it out a little.  The flax seed I found at Sam's Club and was planning on using it in recipes like this.

Helps make me feel a little less guilty about feeding my kids (and myself) chocolate for breakfast...

But only a little.

This recipe also makes me feel Pioneer Woman-ish because I use my own pumpkin puree, grown from my own pumpkins in my garden last year...it's the circle of life for my pumpkins...

This recipe is freezer friendly too!

Hope you enjoy!

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