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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

We were sitting, reading books, when Davey looked up at me and said, “Mama, can we make some cupcakes?!”

“How about we make some pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips?”

“Yeah, let’s make pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips.  That’s a great idea!” he retorted, and off we went into the kitchen where he became the boy who makes muffins without a shirt.

They were gone in a day (no kidding.)  I imagine that these will become a staple much like my *LFF Banana Bread!



  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (I very rarely use white)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more, that’s your call!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners.
  2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In a separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Add wet mixture.  Then, stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
*LFF – Lane Family Famous

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