pumpkin muffins

I don’t know about y’all, but three weeks of school has got me begging for mercy.  Labor Day couldn’t have come at a better time. Hats off to all you mamas for dealing with this homework issue all these years.  When you homeschool, the deadlines are a little soft, as in, “I’m sleepy, let’s finish this tomorrow.”   What with the early morning breakfast and hairstyle drama, the subacute viral infection that seems to be going around, and the overall exhaustion of the schedule, making some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins is my feeble attempt to cope this week.  They are perfect for breakfast or afternoon snack or as a reward for finishing all *our*  homework before 10 pm.

Uncle is what I say.

I give already. I throw myself into the arms of the 3 day weekend.

And to add to the long weekend joy, Stevie and I are going to see the big orange play this weekend.  He went in with some of his partners and got box seats this year, which means I’ll be yelling for my alma mater in the comfort of air conditioning, while chomping on some Southern style barbecue. I like to call that win-win.

We like our football here in the South.  Big fans is what we are.

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But, you came here for the muffins, so here goes.  This recipe makes about 20-24 muffins and they are some kind of dee-licious. Use cupcake liners and fill them 2/3 full of mix and bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups sugar (I’ve recently reduced it to 1 1/2 cups and it’s still great!)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups of vegetable oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 2 t. vanilla flavoring
  • 1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix) (14 ish ounces)
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

 What to do:

Mix the sugar, eggs, and oil together in a mixer until light and smooth.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips and mix well.  Add the chocolate chips and bake in muffin tins for 14-18 minutes at 400.  This recipe could be halved to make only 12-15 muffins but I always make plenty and share!

Enjoy your first football weekend!

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54 comments on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Homework kills us mommas as much as it does the kiddos! 🙂 I too am crawling my way to the long weekend. PS ~ Can’t wait to try these muffins (pinning now)…. Tuesday = ALL fall decorations are coming out and the pumpkin baking begins (regardless of whether it’s 90* or not!). Enjoy the weekend!!!

  2. I know the luxury of having no homework (it’s technically all “homework” in homeschool”). I don’t envy that part at all. I hope you settle into a routine that will give you some rest after this long weekend is over.

    My older son would always wrestle with his much younger brother and make him say “Mercy, Uncle Jacob!” before he’d let him up. I always think of crying mercy in those words. 😉

  3. OK, so I thought the big orange play was the name of some play you were going to. As in theater production 🙂 Seriously! Go Big Ten !
    The muffins look delish!

  4. I’m with ya, I’ve recently cried uncle too! The hardest part to adjust to is the morning routine & the homework, which when it takes FOREVER to finish then messes with the morning routine since “we” are still half asleep. It does get better & Labor day will help.

    These look super yummy – love pumpkin & chocolate so these must be a win, win. I looked and I have all but the wheat flour, guess I’ll add that to the shopping list today. Lots of baking going on this weekend perhaps {my birthday is Tues. and some baking is on the agenda}.
    I’m thinking of making a cookbook of my favorite recipes, to help preserve them for my kiddos. There just might have to be an Edie’s section in it.

    Enjoy the game, love football & SEC all the way but my heart belongs to another/others.

    Have fun this weekend!

  5. I’m with ya, I’ve recently cried uncle too! The hardest part to adjust to is the morning routine & the homework, which when it takes FOREVER to finish then messes with the morning routine since “we” are still half asleep. It does get better & Labor day will help.

    These look super yummy – love pumpkin & chocolate so these must be a win, win. I looked and I have all but the wheat flour, guess I’ll add that to the shopping list today. Lots of baking going on this weekend perhaps {my birthday is Tues. and some baking is on the agenda}.
    I’m thinking of making a cookbook of my favorite recipes, to help preserve them for my kiddos. There just might have to be an Edie’s section in it.

    Enjoy the game, love football it’s the SEC all the way but my heart belongs to another/others.

    Have fun this weekend!

    • I’d be honored to have a section in your cookbook, Ms. Sarah!!
      The game was awesome, though I’m a little weary this morning!
      Yes, it’s so nice to have a break from the school routine!
      xoxo

  6. We eat these muffins a lot. You can substitute leftover baked sweet potato and no one will know the difference. Also, increase the cinnamon and cut back on the sugar and they will still taste great.

  7. Edie,
    I am with you! I put my oldest sons in public school for the first time ever this year – 11th and 9th grade! I always told my friends that thought homeschooling was “so hard” that I had it way easier! These people are nuts! In fact, on the morning of his 2nd day, my 9th grader said, “You mean these people have been doing this for 9years?” Unreal. I hope it simmers down but for now I feel like we run every second after school ends. We can’t just sit and enjoy each other’s company.

    How are your girls doing? Do they like it so far? I check your blog every day to see if you have updated on their school experience. We are making it…hoping it will get better and easier to still enjoy time together as a family!

    Loved seeing you at Becoming!!

    • So glad I got to meet you!!
      They are doing so well. The schedule is just BUSY. I’m trying to figure out ways to have more down time.
      We scaled our dance classes way back but it still feels like we’re running more than I’d like.
      Hope you are adjusting, too. It’s a hard one!
      xoxo

  8. Oh how fun going to the game sounds!! We love college football too!! Our team isn’t very good but you know, you can’t just pick a new team. We love our Hoos and win or lose we’ll continue to root for them. 😀 Muffins look good. Seems I’ve been “pinning” pumpkin recipes this week. I guess it’s that time of year. 🙂

  9. I’m totally making these today and my children will be thanking you for them. 🙂

    I’m glad our football teams aren’t in the same league otherwise I’d have to cheer against you and that would be awful. Go Huskies! XOXO

  10. These look delicious! I made your tortellini soup and my family loved it, I am sure these will delight them too.

    Looking forward to seeing the “teen” room. Please know that reading your blog and looking at your beautiful home is therapeutic and inspiring for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

  11. i think i will make your muffins today to welcome Fall!! i can always count on your recipes to be good!!!

    i’m 54….had a disco ball once that never got hung up. loser:)

  12. what a perfect recipe to ring in fall! question: if i don’t have whole wheat flour, would i use 3 cups all purpose flour instead? have a wonderful weekend!
    ~S.

  13. This recipe will be added to my must try list. Tried your shrimp boil yesterday and it was a big hit.
    Also took some time to show my mom and aunt your home and your story. They’re both loving you now. They absolutely love every inch of your house.
    Hugs

  14. Dearest Edie…and here I thought your were a kind Christian woman…but after seeing those scrumptious-looking baked goodies…hmmm….you’re seemin’ kind of Satanic to me….

    Just lookin’ at those muffins it’s like I reached through the screen, took a muffin in each hand, and put one on each hip.

    Yep.

    That’s where they end up.

    Even if I just look.

    😉

    Definitely somethin’ evil about that!

    LOVE YOU!!!

    Even if you show us Satanic baked goods!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

  15. My son is a Sophomore at UT. My husband and I went to 1 game last year and let me just say that your box seats are WELL worth the investment. The 18 inches that a ticket buys for one’s derrière does not accommodate the average person’s derrière. The student in front of me was wearing a back pack and the man behind me was passed out from too much per game festivities. We are headed there for the Georgia game but this mom will be sitting her derrière in a larger, less crowded seat on campus during the game.

  16. Edie!
    I am a purebred Canadian girl but I swear I could be your best friend in the South!
    I have tried a lot of your recipes and loved them all! i have also learned a lot about grace and the love of The Lord from your writing and your reading recommendations. Thank you so much, I’m very blessed to have run onto your blog! Can’t wait to see the Christmas goodies!
    D

  17. I have celiac so I used 3 cups of rice flour. Turned out great!! Gonna try using applesauce to substitute all that oil and half the sugar. I also think 1 cup of chocolate chips would be enough.

  18. Edie, I have made several batches of the pumpkin muffins and your recipe is the best, hands down. I also experimented with my new love, coconut oil and you can make this divine recipe with only 3/4 plus 1 TBSP. coconut oil. It is fantastic! Thank you for sharing such stellar recipes!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love and Hugs,
    Trudy

  19. Edie, I just made these–followed the recipe exactly except I was out of vanilla 🙁 — and I am eating one hot out of the oven right now. YUM. Definitely saving this recipe!! Thank you! Can’t wait to have some for breakfast tomorrow 🙂

  20. Look yummy ! I’m a big fan of your page that’s why I bookmarked this page for get useful information ,
    Keep doing this I love it too much ,
    Thanks for sharing the post !!!!!!

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