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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Pinterest has yielded another great find - chocolate pumpkin muffins. These muffins are chocolaty but not too rich, super moist from the pumpkin, and overall delicious! The recipe calls for pastry flour, which I did not have. When looking up substitutions, I discovered that you can use all-purpose flour that has been sifted three or four times. Sifting creates super soft, fluffy flour, and that method worked really well for these muffins. This is a recipe that I will absolutely make time and time again.
Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins
from: feastie.com
Yield: 12 regular sized muffins

What You Need
1 cup pastry flour {Can use whole wheat or regular, or sifted all-purpose flour.}
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

What To Do
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray muffin tin, or use paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla.
4. Whisk flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined.
5. Fill muffin tins. {A cookie scoop makes this really easy.}
6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-24 minutes. Remove to a wire wrack to cool.

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5 comments:

  1. interesting....if you didn't say pumpkin, they look really good. lol pumpkin and chocolate sound strange together, but i would try them!

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  2. They don't taste super pumpkin-y though! They're really good!

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  3. These are surprisingly amazing! add choc chips though. 1 cup to recipe. I made mini muffins

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  4. So glad you enjoyed them! I'll definitely try adding chocolate chips the next time I make this. Sounds delicious!

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  5. My 4 year old son who doesn't try ANYTHING....absolutely loved them! :) I froze a huge batch of minis and I'm ashamed to say they're almost gone (but Hey, I'm pregnant) haha I shared this page to my FB. Hope my friends give it a try. They're so easy to pop a few...or ten into the microwave for 15 secs. Hubby even likes them. That's saying something.

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