Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

from melskitchencafe.com

1 2/3 c. flour

1 c. sugar

1 T. pumpkin pie spice**

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 c. canned pumpkin puree

1/2 c. butter, softened

1 c. chocolate chips

Mix ingredients well and then add chocolate chips. Pour into greased muffin tin (or use muffin liners). Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Don’t overbake or they will be dry!

**My tip: if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use the following combination: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon cloves. Mix together and woila! – you have the equivalent of 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (and it is much cheaper than buying it premade). So for this recipe, you would need to triple the above amounts to equal one tablespoon pumpkin pie spice.