Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Motherlode

On a day like yesterday, when we got almost 2 feet of snow.....
there's not much to do except be available for little kiddos who insist on going in and out of the snow all day long...
finish up on laundry...
drink lots of hot drinks...
and cook lots of yummy things in the kitchen.

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are some of the easiest to make.
They don't take very long, and they make a motherlode of muffins.
Enough for a large family to snack on all day, and the next, and the next....
Or enough for your large family and enough to give away...
whatever you like--

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin
1 1/2 cups canola oil
3 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
2 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners.
2. Beat the eggs in a large bowl, and mix in sugar, pumpkin, and oil.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Blend in the egg and pumpkin mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Transfer to the muffin pans.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pans, and cool on a wire rack.


Linda said...

Oh my Andrea - two feet!! I remember all that bundling up to go outside (it was a wonder they could move by the time I finished zipping them into snowmobile suits, scarves, hats, mittens and snow boots!) and then back indoors to warm up. You certainly brightened the day with those delicious looking muffins. Anything with chocolate chips just has to be good!

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