Sunday, November 8, 2009

A first attempt at muffinry

My first ever post reminds me of a joke that was my absolute favorite when I was in high school:

Two muffins are in the oven. One muffin says, "Ahhh! It's hot in here!" the other says, "Ahhh! A talking muffin!"

With that said, this recipe makes a dozen medium-sized muffins.

2x Chocolate Chip Craisin Pumpkin Muffins

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 2 eggs (or 1/3 cup egg whites)
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup craisins
  • OPTIONAL: 4 tbsp Nutella (yeah, you heard)


Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin, water and Nutella if you've chosen the path of extra deliciousness.

Step 3: In a different bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.

Step 4: Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Stir until the concoction is smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and craisins.

Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes (do the toothpick test- if it comes out clean, they're done).


  1. Yeah, I LOVED that joke so much :) <3

    can't wait to hear more about your culinary exploits :)

  2. They came out really well!! Next time I'll take more pictures to document the deliciousness.