Friday, 2 November 2012

Pumpkin Choc Chip Muffins

After the Birthday Halloween Party there was so much pumpkin left that some serious pumpkin recipes needed to be sourced to rid us of all the vegetable.

A great way to get the children to eat that left over "Jack O Lantern" are these choc chip muffins.  Sugar and chocolate can be reduced as this recipe has both in abundance. Making them perfect for the lunchbox.  This recipe was from a purchase last year at the St. Kilda & Balaclava Kindergarten Fete - The Kinder Cook Book 2004  (see last year's post). Put together with donated recipes from the families of the kinder children of 2004.

1 2/3 cup plain flour
1 cup granulated sugar (less if you want them less sweet)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger in the ratio of 2:2:1:1)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin (I put mine in the blender so it was lovely and smooth)
1/2 cup butter - melted
1/2 cup of choc chips

Drunken left over Party Pumpkin
Happy Birthday Wes - what a great 5th birthday party
What to do...
Yielded lots of vegetable
Grease 12 cup muffin tray (or use paper cases)
Combine dry ingredients thoroughly.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs,
Add cooled pumpkin and cooled butter until well blended
Great costumes
Stir in choc chips,
Gently fold wet mixture into dry ingredients until mixed and moist.
Spoon evenly into muffin cases (nearly two tablespoons into each case)
Bake at 180C for 20-25mins.
Makes 12 good size muffins
They are much better if left to cool if you can wait that long! I had one for breakfast.
Birthday Cake
Birthday Boy
Oooh bats!
Cousins with the loot!


  1. A great recipe, and what fun, lovely, happy photographs.
    Have a lovely weekend, I assume you don't celebrate Guy Fawkes in Australia, but incase you do, enjoy Bonfire Night too.

  2. These look great - I love the thought of all those chocolate chips in them. Bet they tasted great, too! :)

    1. Oh do try - the chocolate is not too overwhelming and the pumpkin spices smell beautiful!

  3. Our pumpkins are still stitting out in the garden! Must try these - the chocolate chips will detract from the fact that there is vegetable in them for Miss Fussy!

    1. Believe me there is not a hint of pumpkin everything is totally disguised with spice and chocolate!Just perfect for Miss fussy!

  4. That is a great way to use up pumpkin. Your muffins look amazing and I think these would be fabulous in a school lunch box. Or as a treat for when they come home from school. And even those who don't go to school would enjoy them as well! xx

    1. Those that don't go to school couldn't leave them alone!

  5. I make a fabulous pumpkin chocolate chip bread, but never made muffins... these look soo tempting, gotta go find some pumpkin!

    1. I've seen your pumpkin choc chip bread it looks amazing and so easy - just like these muffins. Eat warm cut in half with a smother of butter - so hard to resist. Thanks for coming by.