Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins for Baking Partners Challenge # 3



Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Baking partners challenge #3 is  muffin/cupcake. This moths theme speaks about colors and flavors of fall and the Halloween spirit and nothing says Halloween, like pumpkin :)
So keeping with the festive theme, Swathi, suggested baking a muffin/cupcake featuring pumpkin. Three delicious recipes were suggested by the baking partners and we can select one or bake all three. I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin suggested by Reshmi of Easy Cook..This recipe is from one of my favorite sites Joy of Baking. Thanks Reshmi for suggesting this wonderful recipe.
This months theme was challenging for me as I have never tried baking with pumpkin puree. I made this with home made pumpkin puree.The muffin was delicious,moist and full of flavor  and chocolate chips is a sweet surprise and makes it even more exciting  for kids. Unlike regular muffins it is little more rich with the addition of butter and chocolate chips.
Baking partners is a lovely group created  by Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen and I am happy to be part of the group. Thanks Swathi for this wonderful theme. Try this recipe,you will surely love it.


Ingredients
All purpose flour1 1/2 cups (195 grams)
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon- 1 tsp
Ground Nutmeg- 1/4 tsp
Ground Ginger- 1/4 tsp
Ground Cloves- 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1 cup
Eggs- 2 large
Butter- 1/2 cup ( room temperature) (113 grams)
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Pumpkin puree- 3/4 cup ( 180 ml)*
Semisweet chocolate chips- 3/4 cup


To make pumpkin puree
I use a 2 1/2 pound of sugar pumpkin( the smaller round variety) and I got approximately 2 cup puree (you can freeze the rest) Rinse the pumpkin and cut off the top and cut open into half,scoop out the seeds and fiber. Rub vegetable oil in the inside and place the cut side down in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about an hour at 350 degree F. You can check it by piercing a knife and if the flesh is tender the knife will go in and come out smoothly. Allow to cool and you can peel out the skin or simply scoop out the flesh and put into a food processor and blend.Refrigerate till it is ready to be used.

To make the muffin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place rack in the middle of the oven. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
Bring eggs and butter and pumpkin puree to room temperature.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ground spices, and salt.
In  a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a hand mixer.Add the eggs and beat well till it is light and fluffy.Mix in the vanilla extract. Fold in the dry ingredients and pumpkin puree alternately in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. Place in the oven and
bake for about 18 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Makes 12 regular-sized muffins.

Recipe source: Pumpkin chocolate chips Muffin from Joy of baking which is adapted from Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe Baking from the Heart, a collaborative cookbook, Michael J Rose

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

46 comments:

  1. looks so yum and lovely pics Suja, cute :)

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  2. Yummy muffinş. Loved the Addition of chocolate chips.

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  3. Very tempting... Many mouth is watering here

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  4. Nicely explained & delicious & cutee muffins,perfect for halloween :)
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  5. Super ketto...Love the cute pics and glad that u liked it...

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  6. Super fluffy,damn attractive muffins.

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  7. Wonderfully presented Suja. Lovely and yummy muffins.

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/matar-mushroom-masala.html

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  8. Adipoli, You did very well Suja Yummy. Ennikku ishtapettu.

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  9. beautifuuly done..loved your muffin and the beautiful liners

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  10. Choc and pumpkin combo I have never tried...this looks so good...

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  11. Lovely...nicely presented...Looks very delicious

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  12. Lovely bake....looks very delicious Suja..Cute presentation

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  13. Those Chocolate chips sticking out look so tempting!!

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  14. Love your write up. The muffins look great! This muffin recipe sure is a winner :D

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  15. Wonderful flavor in muffins..Loved your presentation Suja..

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  16. Wonderful flavor in muffins..Loved your presentation Suja..

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  17. yummy recipe. Join me in Fast Food event-Vermicilli in my blog.

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  18. Loved being your bakng partner the muffins look so good and yummy.

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  19. loved all your clickS and the muffins look wonderful

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  20. Those look like perfectly baked muffins and I sooo love the presentation!

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  21. You made your own pumpkin puree? I'm impressed.

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  22. ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌....... മാലിന്യ പ്രശ്നം പരിഹരിക്കട്ടെ........ വിലപ്പെട്ട അഭിപ്രായം അറിയിക്കണേ.......

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  23. I also made a homemade pumpkin puree and I think I missed out on the oil hehe :) I'll keep that in mind for future use. Thanks

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  24. hi suja. very cute and yummy looking muffins- love pumpkins, can eat 3 pieces if serve them to me, still hot from the oven. have a nice day dear

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  25. Perfectly done, nice presentation..

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  26. I have done some pure and waiting to make something special out of it.. this looks too good Suja..
    love the presentation.

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  27. Nice combination muffins, luv it!!

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  28. Your muffins are beautiful and look so irresistible! I love all your pictures too!

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  29. Beautiful dear and elegant :)

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  30. Awesome muffins with fabulous [presentation...

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  31. Never tried pumpkin puree in a muffin recipe but these looks delicious...Hugs

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