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Two Sisters, Serial #11 and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Quick–name three things you associate with fall.

Well, apples.

Good! Got that one last week with our pre-fall intro special: Apple Pie Bars.

Now name another.

O.K. How about the fair?

Perfect! In Two Sisters, Serial #11, Brooke and Leah take their first ever trip to the State Fair at night, and the surprises they uncover there are more than even they would’ve guessed or hoped for!

One more try (and make it a food, since this is a reading and recipes site).

That’s easy–got to be pumpkins!

You’re reading my mind–the food and the decoration and the color of fall all rolled into one. Is there another vegetable that is so completely associated with a season? I don’t think so. And in this incarnation–Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins–not only is the main ingredient seasonally correct but the final product is so good you’ll wish it was fall all year long!

But rest easy–you’ve got another three months to enjoy the season and all these seasonally appropriate treats brought to you by none other than Reading and Recipes!

pumpkin choc chip muffin

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

1 egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 Tablespoons chocolate chips

pumpkin chocolate chip muffin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 4 muffin cups with paper liners, or lightly grease and flour the muffin cups.

Add the sugar, oil, and egg yolk to a mixing bowl, and beat ingredients together. Mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree until all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Next, slowly mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon, careful not to over mix. Once the batter comes together, fold in the chocolate chips.

Divide the batter between the 4 muffin cups. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool slightly before eating. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Makes 4 muffins.

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

{Adapted from AllRecipes}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #11 of “Two Sisters”.

Two Sisters, Serial #11, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters, Serial #11, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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