To this Kiwi girl, pumpkin is a vegetable and usually roasted, boiled or made into soup! I've often looked at pictures of Pumpkin Pie and wondered what on earth pumpkin tastes like as a sweet dish!
Recently I stumbled across this recipe, and decided to give these muffins a try. The result? They are delicious! I sent my son off to camp with a container full and he came back with good reports.
So nice - definitely keen to make them again sometime soon!
2 cups sugar
1 can or 16 ounces of pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cups vegetable oil
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and oil until smooth.
Mix dry ingredients together and mix into pumpkin mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups ¾ full.
Bake at 200°C (400 °F) for 16-20 minutes.