Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 cups sugar
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin puree
1-1/2 cups canola oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (see Note for substitution)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400°. Place paper liners in a regular sized muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt; Add flour mixture slowly to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths to almost all the way full.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Do not overbake. It makes all the difference between a good and a great muffin. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Makes 2 dozen muffins.