Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

by Angie Liew

chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins This is a delicious recipe for flavourful and moist pumpkin muffins and they make a wonderful fall breakfast treat or snack. They are more cake like in texture as they contain butter instead of vegetable oil and are loaded with chocolate chips. The earthy flavour and dense texture of mashed fresh pumpkin is just perfect in these muffins. The orangy brown colour of pumpkin stain the muffin batter so distinctly that when baked, the muffins really look so inviting and delicious.  

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is a delicious recipe for flavourful and moist pumpkin muffins and is perfect for breakfast anytime. They are more cake like in texture as they contain butter instead of vegetable oil and are loaded with chocolate chips. The earthy flavour and dense texture of mashed fresh pumpkin is just perfect in these muffins. The orangy brown colour of pumpkin stain the muffin batter so distinctly that when baked, the muffins really look so inviting and delicious.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Western

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, 113 g
  • 1 cup sugar, , 200 g
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, , 195 g
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh mashed pumpkin, , 175 g
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted, 65 g
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, , 42 g

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 180 degree C (350 degree F). Place rack in centre of oven. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liner.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Make sure the baking soda is mixed into the flour.
    • Place butter in bowl of electric mixer. Beat till smooth, Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl if needed.
    • Next add the flour mixture followed by the mashed pumpkin. Beat until everything is mixed together. Then fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
    • Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the pumpkin batter into the lined muffin cups. Place in the preheated oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the centre of muffin comes out clean.
    • Place the muffin tray on a wire rack to cool 5 minutes. The remove muffins from muffin tray to cool completely on cooling rack. These muffins are best the day they are made. You can also cover and store them for a few days.

Enjoy!

Notes

Omit the salt if salted butter is used
 

To bake chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins:

chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

First preheat oven to 180 degree C (350 degree F).

    Chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Line a 12 cup muffin tray with muffin liners.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Beat butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Then add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Add vanilla extract. Scape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Add the flour mixture into the smooth pumpkin and egg batter.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Then add in the fresh mashed pumpkin. Beat till everything is mixed together.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Lastly fold in the chopped toasted walnuts and chocolate chips.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Use an ice cream scoop to spoon batter into muffin liners.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Fill till 2/3 full.

      chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

 Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the centre of muffin comes out clean.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

When baked, remove muffin tray from oven onto wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

Then transfer the muffins to cool completely on cooling rack.

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

And you’re done! These muffins are best the day they are made.

      Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

The orange brown colour pumpkin together with chocolate chips make such a delicious combination for this muffin. They are like a match made in heaven!

    chocolate chip pumpkin walnut muffins

These spiced pumpkin muffins are delightfully moist, hearty and loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts in every single bite.

SO ….. ENJOY!

 

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