Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

We have had a very productive garden this year

but it is slowly coming to an end.

This is all there was a few weeks ago.

I had to come up with something  to use lots of pumpkin in.

Hmmmm

Chocolate and pumpkin muffins sound so good.




I sliced the pumpkin in half and scooped out all the inside.



Baked at 350 in a roasting pan for 1 hour of until tender



Cut the rinds off and pureed.

This very easy work, I did it all while talking on the phone to my friend Lisa.

Just in case you were wondering what I do while I cook.





Then I bagged it up in 2 cup bags and froze, to bake with all year long



After all that was done
I got busy making the muffins

Ingredients:


                                                          2 cups pureed pumpkin (canned is fine)
                                                          3 eggs
                                                          2 cups sugar
                                                          3/4 cup cooking oil
                                                          2 cups all-purpose flour
                                                          2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
                                                          3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip
                                                          3T cinnamon
                                                          1t salt
                                                          1/2t baking powder
                                                          1t baking soda
                                        

                                                           Mix and scoop into a muffin tin, bake a 350 for 20 min or until done
                                                            in the middle.  Enjoy




Yes, Kellie and I know we are posting the same thing.
Great minds think alike.
We did not plan it but are not surprised.
We seem to think alike.










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7 comments:

this blessed nest said...

YES! we do think alike & i love that we do.

listen here sister, there is no way i can even imagine how good these must be with fresh pumpkin. omgoodness. wow. this is unbelieveable. seriously, cha cha. i've never seen a post using fresh pumpkin.

love love love. you worked so hard in that garden this summer. you are something else!!! YOU!

thanks for linking.
thanks for your support.
thanks for being you, because that means you "get" me since we are so alike. ;)

xoxo
kellie

Traci Michele said...

Yumm-O Girlfriend! Love, Traci

Kat said...

Delish! You should make chocolate pumpkin whoopie pies!

April said...

The bags of pumpkin ready for storing make me smile! Such a great idea and the pumpkin muffins look yummy! Have a great day.

Henley on the Horn said...

Wow! I love how you drew a little pumpkin on each bag. I am going to have to buy a pumpkin simply so I can do this! It's too hot in Florida... you leave a pumpkin outside for a week and it is completely ROTTEN. That is one thing I miss about fall. Well, make that one of many things. I love your blog, Cha Cha!
Mama Henley :)

Maine Mummy said...

My first batch of pumpkins are in the oven, let's see if this is as easy as you say!!!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

Your chocolate pumpkin muffins are a must try! Love how you pureed your own pumpkin too :)

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