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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin is very nutritious and healthy. It is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fibre. And best of all, it is low in calories ! So….I have an excuse to add more chocolate chips in this recipe ! Wow ! My kitchen smells so good today with these delicious muffins…..

Makes about 12-14 muffins

  • 1+1/2 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 1+1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oz pumpkin puree,preferably homemade
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and the four spices Mix in brown sugar
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, milk, butter and pumpkin, mix until just blended
  4. Add chocolate chips
  5. Spoon into muffin tins lined with slightly greased paper muffin cups
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes
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Nutella Banana Muffins

Making banana muffins is a perfect way to use up your brown bananas.  Adding Nutella to the recipe makes them extra yummy !   

Makes about 15 muffins

  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Nutella spread
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F
    2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside
    3. Peel and mash bananas, set aside
    4. Using an electric mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy
    5. Add eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla, mix well
    6. Add flour mixture in 2-3 portions, mix until well blended
    7. Line muffin tins with slightly greased paper muffin cups
    8. Fill muffin cups with batter to about 2/3 full
    9. Spoon 1 teaspoon of Nutella spread in the middle of each muffin, swirl around gently with a toothpick
    10. Bake for about 22 minutes, rotate muffin tray halfway through
    11. Let cool on muffin tray for 5 minutes, then transfer them on wire racks until completely cooled

To check if muffins are done, put a toothpick in the centres of the muffins, if it comes out clear, they are ready.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

My daughter and I worked together to get the taste right, even my son, who normally doesn’t like sweet things finds them yummy !

Makes about 16 muffins

  • 150 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2  and 3/4 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix
  5. Add half of the flour mixture, then half of the milk and mix.  Then add the other halves and mix all together, scraping down sides of bowl
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Pour batter in lightly greased muffin paper cups to about three-quarters full
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes
  9. Let cool in muffin trays for about 2 minutes, then transfer to rack and cool completely

Batter is slightly runny and lumpy.  Check if muffins are done by putting a toothpick in the middle, it should come out clean.