Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

G and I are in Cleveland, playing Christmas concerts and hanging out with many old friends. It's certainly the most wonderful time of the year!

I have two things to tell you.

One : for those of us about to travel for holiday vacations, we may need to start thinking ahead for the various flights and roadtrips coming up! For us, it helps to travel with a little bit of food that we won't need to buy in transit. Muffins are great for this purpose as I am sure you all know! Breakfast or snacks, it's all good, people!

Two : this plate was a birthday gift from my sweet friend Rachel. I display it at all times because I can't get enough of the owl, his pipe or the saying on it that is Monsieur Hibou fume sa pipe. (Mr. Owl smokes his pipe. HOW CUTE?!?!) Cute. I die.

That's all, my friends. Have a lovely weekend!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 16-20

1.5 c flour
1/2 c cake flour
2 and 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1 c loosely packd brown sugar
1/4 c vegetable oil
3/4 c milk
1/2 c sour cream
1 can pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c choc chips

- Preheat oven to 400 and grease or line your cupcake tins. Sift the flours and spices. Mix together brown sugar and oil until incorporated well. Combine sugar and oil with the remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Add flour mixture to incorporate and fold in chocolate chips. Pour into tins and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. wat an amazing recipe...excellent presentation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Pumpkin muffins are a perfect idea for traveling. I am always sorely disappointed in baked goods I purchase at cafes-- especially at the airport. These look wonderful. Enjoy the holidays. I wish I could hear you play a concert! xo

  3. i see monsieur hibou!!!! and i see you in a hot minute. i would like to eat every one of these muffins, thanks.

  4. I always travel with food, but it's usually something I'm taking to whoever we're traveling to see. I need to get organized about taking food to eat and being able to avoid airport food. Like these muffins which look great!

  5. Made these yesterday, used white chocolate chips. They were delicious! Thanks for the recipe!