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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Pumpkin and Chocolate Swirled Muffins

I hate to say it, but it is fall.  Time to start designing your Halloween Costume and start cooking with pumpkin.  A little bit about me, I enjoy a good pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin carving.  Lately, I have seen a couple pumpkin swirl cookies out there and it got me thinking about pumpkin swirl muffins.  So I decided to make some.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Alternating the batter will give you nice swirls.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place the pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of your mixer and mix on medium until smooth, then turn your mixer to low and mix in the flour until just combined.  Then place the mixture into a large bowl.

Clean the mixer bowl and then place the sugar, eggs, baking poweder, vanilla, milk and butter into the bowl.  Mix on medium/low until smooth.  Then turn the mixer to low and mix in the flour and cocoa powder.

Batters ready to go

Batters ready to go

Line the muffin pans with the paper liners.  Alternate spooning in the pumpkin batter and the chocolate batter into the cups.  Fill the cups till they are about 3/4 full.  If you like muffin tops like I do, then fill them a bit higher.

Alternating the batter will allow you to portion the two batters easily

Alternating the batter will allow you to portion the two batters easily

Place the pans in the preheated 350 degree oven and bake until puffed and wooden =skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool on rack for 5 minutes.

Fresh out of the oven

Fresh out of the oven

Then remove the muffins from the pan and then let them cool till room temperature.

Let cool before placing them into a air tight container for storage

Let cool before placing them into a air tight container for storage

These muffins are really good.  I ate 3 while taking pictures.

Pretty on the inside too.

Pretty on the inside too.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins
 
Serves: 24
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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins
Ingredients
Pumpkin Muffin Batter - (Adapted from the American club, in Kohler, Wisconsin via Gourmet Magazine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
Chocolate Muffin Batter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of your mixer and mix on medium until smooth, then turn your mixer to low and mix in the flour until just combined. Then place the mixture into a large bowl.
  3. Clean the mixer bowl and then place the sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, milk and butter into the bowl. Mix on medium/low until smooth. Then turn the mixer to low and mix in the flour and cocoa powder.
  4. Line the muffin pans with the paper liners. Alternate spooning in the pumpkin batter and the chocolate batter into the cups. Fill the cups till they are about ¾ full. If you like muffin tops like I do, then fill them a bit higher.
  5. Place the pans in the preheated 350 degree oven and bake until puffed and wooden =skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on rack for 5 minutes.
  6. Then remove the muffins from the pan and then let them cool till room temperature.
Enjoy!


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  • comment avatar TomCruised December 3, 2012

    Wow! That looks an incredible muffin. I am a big lover of chocolates and I wish I could have lots of chocolate muffins after reading this article. I already told my mom to make this. She is also interested in making these incredible snacks.

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