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|
|Yielded lots of vegetable|
Combine dry ingredients thoroughly.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs,
Add cooled pumpkin and cooled butter until well blended
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.
|Cousins with the loot!|