Perfect Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip Bread & Muffins

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The second I see the first pumpkin at the farmer’s market, I start craving pumpkin muffins.

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These are even better the next morning. They’ll indulge you for days.

Makes 24 muffins and a medium loaf.

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Fresh eggs from our own backyard

Perfect Pumpkin Bread and Muffins

5 C white wheat flour (hard white or whole wheat pastry works great)
3 C sugar (I use evaporated cane juice, which is a whole food)
1 TB baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder (no aluminum)
2 ½ TB pumpkin pie spice
¾ tsp salt
6 eggs
3 C pumpkin (a large can or home cooked & pureed)
2 cubes butter, melted (1 cup)
½ C applesauce
9 oz chocolate Chips
2 C walnuts, chopped (Optional)

Mix dry ingredients. Mix eggs, pumpkin, butter and applesauce. Combine all. Fold in chips and nuts. Pour into greased pans or muffin papers. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. They may seem a bit undercooked when they come out of the oven. The bread needs to stay in for 40-45 min (it depends on how much batter you have left from the muffins).

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I am a nut crazed lunatic, especially for walnuts in pumpkin bread. My honey doesn’t care for them as much as I do.   This time I decided to make it obvious where I was putting the nuts.

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Oh my . . . oh my . . . oh my goodness. It’s as tasty as it looks.

What are your favorite pumpkin treats?



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