Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin baked goodies are best to have in the fall. There’s something about the orange, textured flavour of a pumpkin that matches the chilly, autumn season so well. Pumpkin muffins are simple to make and a great treat to share with friends. With the combination of milk chocolate chips, they are a sweet, delicious dessert that is hard to resist. Here is how I made mine.

The recipe is inspired by: Barb’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes 12 pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Using a a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together pumpkin, eggs and water.
  4. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture; beat until well blended.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and mix unit well blended
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Enjoy!

High Park in the Fall

It’s the middle of November in Toronto and the weather outside is a daily guessing game. One day it’s sunny and a tolerable 10 degrees, the next there are flurries and a wind chill leading to a drop to about -3. Whatever the conditions, the last weeks of fall are still inviting enough to stroll through one of Toronto’s loveliest nature escapes – High Park.

High Park in November, Toronto.

High Park, Toronto.

It was Saturday evening that I found myself walking through its leafy paths. Although it was quite chilly, a scarf and a warm coat did the trick to keep warm for 30 minutes or so. The trees were still full of leaves, although more dull and grey compared the vivid colours present only a few weeks ago. There were cyclists and families enjoying the surroundings and we came across a huge adventure playground that was enticing enough for me to explore. The visit was short as it got dark so quickly, but it was worthwhile to walk though the park before winter weather truly hits.

The Remaining Leaves, High Park.

The Remaining Leaves, High Park.