Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Can you smell coffee? I can! Every morning, when I wake up half awake, the first thing I do is make a fresh pot of coffee. I just love the aroma! I can't talk to anyone until I have my first sip of coffee, and the fresher the better. I grind my coffee beans every morning and I like my coffee dark, no sugar, no milk. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I am always hungry in the morning. Some days I'll have toast and peanut butter, other days I eat a bowl of overnight oats with bananas, but I also sometimes indulge in homemade muffins. It's a quick grab-and-go breakfast that the whole family can enjoy. These muffins are so moist and they have just the right amount of spice to complement the pumpkin flavor. I added dark chocolate chips and when the muffins are still warm they melt in your mouth. You might have to grab more than one before you leave the house.

As a Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Beach Canada I have the chance to try small appliances and was excited when I received this Hamilton Beach 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker and Custom Grind Coffee Grinder in metallic red. I don't usually buy appliances in red, but this color is so nice that that might have to change. I love the pop of color in my kitchen and I can't wait to show off my new coffeemaker to my family when I have them over for New Year's Eve. I won't have to worry about forgetting to make coffee, having a programmable coffeemaker makes it that much more convenient. One less thing to think about that night! And I can make the coffee regular or bold which will make everyone happy.

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pumpkin seeds, to decorate

1- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 12 muffins pan with PAM.
2- Mix with a fork milk, eggs, butter, pumpkin purée in a small bowl.
3- In a large bowl mix with a fork the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt.
4- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Mix with a fork and if the mix is too dry add one tablespoon of milk or more.
3- Fill 12 muffin cups.
4- In a small bowl mix all the ingredients of the topping. Divide on top of the muffins. Add pumpkin seeds on top to decorate your muffins.
4- Bake at 375F for 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.
5- Let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan.



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“This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.” #HBSocialKitchen 

GIVEAWAY OVER: Thanks to Hamilton Beach Canada, one lucky ready of La Cuisine d'Hélène will win one Hamilton Beach 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker AND Custom Grind Coffee Grinder. That's a nice 'early' Christmas gift!