Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins have two of my most favorite ingredients. Pumpkin is the hallmark of Fall and chocolate is good 365 days a year. Who needs a season or even a muffin for a reason to have chocolate. I love making muffins because they can be so many things. Breakfast, snack, dessert, brunch or even a meal on the road in a pinch. Any excuse or occasion for a muffin sounds like a good one to me. I’m here to offer you two good reasons to make these muffins, Pumpkin and Chocolate, do you need any more than that?
Most people are probably just starting to get out the pumpkin recipes. I’ve been busy with pumpkin for over a month now. Besides wanting to share pumpkin recipes with you, I can’t seem to get enough pumpkin this time of year. I’ve declared November, National Pumpkin Month. Get prepared for an onslaught of pumpkin recipes.
Remember how I mentioned that muffins come in handy on road trips? We were going to be in the car all day and I wanted to have some snacks along for those in between meal and get stuck in traffic times. I was so glad I did. We were in Seattle and the surrounding area, one of our sons was with us that day and we went to meet our other son for lunch east of Seattle, who is going to college there. I’m so glad our kids didn’t go out-of-state for college, it’s nice to be able to take a day trip and enjoy a meal with them and some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.
Anyway on our way back from lunch our handy-dandy apple map app took us on the extended road trip route for getting back into Seattle. In my mind I questioned, “why is it taking us this way”, knowing I should just stay on the highway we were on, but thinking it must know something I didn’t know, so I did what it said and ended up stuck in major traffic and almost late to an appointment. That’s where these muffins came in mighty handy and we enjoyed a snack along the way. What do you like better Apple Maps or Google Maps? I like Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!