Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and a Dog

Alternate title:  You Will Thank Me for Sharing This Recipe With You Muffins…and a Dog.

Here’s what you will need to recreate this post:


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 can pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ~3/4 cup vegetable oil (not pictured)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • chocolate chips to taste (1/4-1/2 bag.  Depending on how your pants are fitting.)


  • A Dog  (Very important ingredient)

Step 1:  Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and oil until smooth.


Step 2:  Mix dry ingredients together and mix into pumpkin mixture…under close supervision.



Be sure to scrape the sides well.  With your favorite spatula. 


I was really excited when I got this Pampered Chef spatula for Christmas.  I kept telling Nate repeatedly that I could scrape bowls with it.  So that is the ongoing joke whenever I break out the Pampered Chef spatula.  It’s my favorite.  You can scrape bowls with it.

Step 3: Fold in chocolate chips.  The next best thing after pumpkin.


Step 4: Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full.  Or 2 tablespoon scoopfuls. (Should make 12 muffins.)


Step 5: Bake at 400 F for 16 minutes.

Step 6: Take funny photos of your dog’s mustache while the muffins are baking.



Step 7: Cool. (You can definitely eat these warm but we think they are much better cooled.)  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!



I’m really glad I discovered pumpkin this year.  My life will never be the same.

I’m really glad Ike’s mustache is ridiculous.  It makes me smile. 

Who’s hungry?  Do you have a pet sous chef?


  1. Delicious! And love the Ike pictures, he is too cute!

  2. And pumpkin is really good for you! Yay, Michelle! These look super yummy. And Ike is adorable, as always.

    Also, I highly recommend you buy a scraper attachment for your KitchenAid. They are like $20, and mine changed my life for the better. #melodramatic

  3. Love me a good pumpkin recipe! and a cute dog never hurts either.

  4. Double yum. One for the muffins and one for Ike's cuteness factor!

  5. These look delicious! Pinned! Ike is too cute and definitely very influential in the outcome of the muffins, I'm sure.

  6. I wish I could make these. I don't have an Ike. :-( :-( :-( poor me

  7. Well look at you in that cute sweater! Did you put that on over a t-shirt just for us?! :) I'm not a huge, have to have everything pumpkin fan like a lot of people are come fall, but I have to try these! Ike's mustache would make grown men cry of jealousy. That dog has got so much going for him!!! ;)

  8. I definitely think a sous chef dog is key to the overall success of just about any recipe. In our kitchen, our sous chef oversees the general quality of all items being created and plated. When the recipe involves vegetables, much begging occurs and it typically followed by many treats. I can't imagined how many wonderful meals we've had that would have been complete failures without four legged oversight.

  9. I happen to have ALL of these ingredients (dog times two), so I cannot wait to try this out. Another title for your post could be "A muffin for your muffin top" , because that will be the case for me ;)

  10. Ike is super cute! Those muffins don't look half bad either! I might have to give these a try!

  11. These look really good. I used a pumpkin chocolate muffin recipe to make pumpkin chocolate chip bread a month or so ago. I'll have to try this recipe when this diet business is over.

  12. Ooooh yummy. I heart pumpkin. We also have that PC spatula. :)

  13. YUMMM. I just wrote this whole thing out to try asap. purrfect since I'm planning to do a bit of cooking (now baking) as a Thanksgiving-eating guest. After I finished copying this down I saw the recipe for pumpkin COOKIE skillet thingy and now must write that one down asap. Thanks for the recipes!

  14. Aside from the muffins looking amazing (I wish I had pumpkin in the house right now!), Ike is so cute. And I'm really glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures of their dog's funny mustache!

    Alyssa @


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