When I make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I think of all of my favorite things about fall; watching Anne of Green Gables, reading Bob Goff’s book, “Love Does”, in my cozy chair, or waiting anxiously for my sweet husband to come home from work on a stormy night.
After trying numerous pumpkin muffin recipes, my childhood family recipe has held 1st place in my husband’s heart (& mine too!). I thought I’d share it with you!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1 2/3 Cups flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. Whisk the dry ingredients together and set aside. Next, add 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of shortening, 1/2 tsp of vanilla, and 2 large eggs. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. While mixer is still going, add in 1 cup of white sugar, then add the dry ingredients. Mix to combined. Pour evenly into your muffin pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
Pour a tall glass of milk, or perhaps a nice brewed pot of hot coffee or tea and you are set!
Happy Fall baking!