Adapted from Allrecipes.com - Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
3 cups white sugar
1 15oz. can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cups water
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground nutmeg
2 tsps. baking soda
1 1/2 tsps. salt
1 cup miniature chocolate chips OR M&M Chocolate candies - Fall Theme
1/2 chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream Cheese frosting
Baking cups (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F degrees
Prepare a regular size muffin pan with butter, cooking spray or baking cups
In a mixing bowl, add sugar
add pumpkin puree
add the eggs.
Beat until smooth.
Add the flour a little at a time as you mix. Scrape down the sides several times.
Add the ground cinnamon
add the ground nutmeg (I grated this myself and it smells so wonderful)
add the salt and baking soda. Blend well.
Fold in the M&M's
Pour into prepared muffin tin (I opted not to used baking cups).
Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick poked in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Set a aside to cool then remove from muffin tin and place to cooling rack until completely cooled.
To frost or not to frost? We chose to do both.
Either way, they both contain the chocolatey loveliness of these colorful Autumn themed M&M's.
Pumpkin and Chocolate = a perfect combination. You just can't go wrong!
Hope you're having a blessed weekend and remember to savor every moment :)