Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
I could not have found this recipe at a more perfect time!! While on a VERY late-night baking spree to make muffins for selling at the farmer's market the next morning, I was browsing for a normal chocloate chip muffin recipe to try. Instead, I found this, and the idea of using pumpkin seemed perfect. Earlier in the day, a can of pumpkin had rolled from my cabinet as I put away groceries... an omen? The weather had been unseasonably cool here in Tennessee (in the 70s instead of in the 90s as it usually is in August), and it feels just like October. The thought of offering pumpkin muffins in the cool of the morning during the farmer's market was very appealing.
And eating one warm from the oven was wonderful... perfect, even. I actually spoke aloud to myself (at 1:30 am, mind you), "Wow, these are terrific." The only change that I made was adding more spices, because I love the smell and taste of a very nutmeggy, cinnamony, clovey pumpkin product.
I sold several at the market, and they did seem to appeal to those who also felt the tinge of autumn. In fact, I sold more pumpkin chocolate chip muffins than I did of the other two flavors, blueberry and apple-cinnamon. And as I gave the remaining two to my mother ans sister afterward, I could see their tangible joy at taking a bite of fall in August.
Thanks for the great recipe!
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Aug. 14, 2004