Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and a Dog

Alternate title:  You Will Thank Me for Sharing This Recipe With You Muffins…and a Dog.

Here’s what you will need to recreate this post:


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 can pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ~3/4 cup vegetable oil (not pictured)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • chocolate chips to taste (1/4-1/2 bag.  Depending on how your pants are fitting.)


  • A Dog  (Very important ingredient)

Step 1:  Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and oil until smooth.


Step 2:  Mix dry ingredients together and mix into pumpkin mixture…under close supervision.



Be sure to scrape the sides well.  With your favorite spatula. 


I was really excited when I got this Pampered Chef spatula for Christmas.  I kept telling Nate repeatedly that I could scrape bowls with it.  So that is the ongoing joke whenever I break out the Pampered Chef spatula.  It’s my favorite.  You can scrape bowls with it.

Step 3: Fold in chocolate chips.  The next best thing after pumpkin.


Step 4: Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full.  Or 2 tablespoon scoopfuls. (Should make 12 muffins.)


Step 5: Bake at 400 F for 16 minutes.

Step 6: Take funny photos of your dog’s mustache while the muffins are baking.



Step 7: Cool. (You can definitely eat these warm but we think they are much better cooled.)  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!



I’m really glad I discovered pumpkin this year.  My life will never be the same.

I’m really glad Ike’s mustache is ridiculous.  It makes me smile. 

Who’s hungry?  Do you have a pet sous chef?