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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (Wheat flour)

Baking Partners,this month came up with the theme,Cupcakes /Muffins for our challenge #3 and pumpkin as the main ingredient as we are approaching Halloween in another 2 weeks.This is a recipe suggested by Reshmi@ Easy Cook from Joy of Baking which  is  adapted form.This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is adapted from Baking from the Heart, a collaborative cookbook with Michael J Rose.Thanx to Reshmi and Swathi @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the wonderful recipe.Though am not a big fan of pumpkin and was a bit reluctant about the taste of muffins.But to my surprise,the muffins were very tasty with soft texture and had no dominant flavors of pumpkin.The original recipe calls for all purpose flour alone,I conveniently changed it to wheat flour & APF (refer notes for details).So,enjoy making these healthy delicious muffins for Halloween !!




Ingredients

all purpose flour /wheat flour 1 1/2 cups (195 grams){refer notes}
baking soda 1 tsp(refer notes)
ground cinnamon 1 tsp
ground ginger 1/4 tsp
ground cloves 1/4 tsp
freshly ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp
salt 1/2 tsp
unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup (113 grams)
granulated white sugar 1 cup (200 grams)
eggs 2 large
pure vanilla extract 1 tsp
solid packed,pumpkin puree 3/4 cup (180 ml) (refer notes)
semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup (175 grams) (Refer notes)
Milk 3 tbsp(optional)


Method
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place rack in the middle of the oven. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray each cup with a non stick vegetable spray.
-In a large bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda, ground spices, and salt.(I used 1 cup wheat flour & 1/2 cup APF)
-In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and pumpkin puree, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. If your batter is very thick,add the milk as mentioned.


(Steps of  preparation)
-Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter using two spoons or an ice cream scoop.I got a total of 14 muffins though the recipe calls for 12 muffins.Place in the oven and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool.(mine took 26-27 minutes,probably as it was wheat flour & the consistency of batter)



Servings~14 regular-sized muffins.



NOTE
*The batter can be baked in a 9-inch (23 cm) loaf pan. Butter or spray the loaf pan with a non stick vegetable spray. Bake the loaf in a 350 degree F (177 degree C) oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
* I have used wheat flour & all purpose flour in the recipe and so I have increased the baking soda to another 1/4 tsp.
* I have used chocolate chips in seven and dried cranberries in another seven.Both of them tasted great.
* I have used canned pumpkin puree from stores,you can use home made pumpkin puree too.
* If you are using salted butter,then skip the salt mentioned in  the recipe.




Linking  this to Baking Partners @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen ,Halloween Fiesta @ Cooks Joy, B-O-O-O Halloween hosted by Anu @ Anu's Healthy Kitchen

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52 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious muffins.. Perfect presentation..

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Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

beautifully baked muffins :) cute Julie, they look so moist and very halloween love it

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Rumana Ambrin said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy..

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

nicely grown and beatifully decorated!
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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks great.. drooling here :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

So yummy! perfect for halloween
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Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and healthy pumpkin muffins

Vidhya Viju Govind said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful post Julie ........very very nice !

Sherin Deepu said... Best Blogger Tips

Whoohoooo.. well done dear. Looks yum. Like ur cat accessories :-)

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly baked.. nice combo of pumpkin and choco..

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome presentation Julie..Looks so perfect too :)
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Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly done muffins

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute presentation Julie...nice bake..

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

The colour looks so nice and the muffins are delicious!

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

looking forward to Halloween....nice one to try

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Very temptin muffins... By the way, I am also following u ever I saw ur blog dear .. That too publicly only... Don't u see me in ur followers list?

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

flavourful delicious pumpkin muffins

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

adipoli cupcake

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious cup cakes,perfectly baked dear,we all loved it,adding wheat flour sounds great,healthy version,yum.

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, so cute!!

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the yummy muffins...

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Hhealthy nn yummy muffins

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

nice an dyummy!
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Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

quick & yummm recipe..
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli ketto...Loved the presentation and the idea of making it healthy...Looks perfect dear..

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Extremely irresistible and definitely healthy,fabulous looking muffins.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Pumpkin Chocolate chips muffins are nicely baked and wonderful presentation Julie. Love it.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy spongy cup cakes!!!

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Julie, I love these muffin. Awesome. I made you guys baking with pumpkin.

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy - love your little decoration piece!

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

Yours muffins have such a beautiful colour. Loved it

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Your photos are just beautiful. Right on with the Halloween theme. My mum makes pumpkin cakes coz she is crazy for the vegetable. I think my kids will love these especially with the choc chips in between...

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Great and delicious post for halloween

Trisha said... Best Blogger Tips

So yummy looking! Love the presentation!

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute presentation and yummy muffins.

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Anuja Sule said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your all wheat version! This recipe sure is a winner.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect,with color and moisture..

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Muffin looks so colorful and delicious. Perfectly done. Lovely presentation, Julie.



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Kusum Sanu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wheat flour muffin!? Sounds great and looks yummy too!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Pumpkin Chocolate chunks looks just perfect Julie..loved it

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and lovely muffins..

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Great looking snaps.. pumpkin cuppies look adorable.. :)

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

They turned out fabulous!

Janani said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy Muffins they look beautiful nice work dear.

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

They look moist and fluffy. cute too.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Akila Sorry Akila,my mistake..Thanx for the follow:)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all:)

Mina Joshi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks awesome

Tina (PinayInTexas) said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the gorgeous presentation! And my, you used wheat flour --- such a bright idea! Great job on this month's challenge!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome, kids would be excited looking at the decoration..

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. Soo perfect dish for the season..

Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully loved it and cute designs :)