Moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Calling all you pumpkin lovers: I have a delicious recipe for you today! It is moist pumpkin chocolate chip muffins – they truly are heavenly! I am all about nice and moist muffins and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. The key here is watching your baking time, if you over-bake them they will not be moist. If you follow the recipe and keep a close eye on the time, you should have perfectly moist pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in no time!

These Pumpkin Muffins Freeze Beautifully

I am a huge fan of pumpkin, and it turns out Clay is as well. He will eat a whole muffin by himself, he just loves them! These work great to freeze, and then take them out when you want one or two and just let thaw. You can toss them in the microwave as well for a few seconds to warm up, I prefer to let them thaw by themselves and eat when still a little cold!

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I was also going to say if you haven’t tried using silicone muffin pans, they are really nice! These are BPA Free, dishwasher safe, and heat resistant up to 450 degrees! These make the cleanup so simple, no mess, or stuck on gunk, it just wipes right off!  As well as being great for baking cakes, these pans can also be used for your other culinary creations such as for cooking tartlets, mini cheescakes, small chicken pot pies, quiches and lasagnes and even as molds for making soap!  They are truly a great piece to have in your kitchen stock!

Moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

So, lets get to the recipe, this is very easy to mix up, and I always use my KitchenAid mixer, it just makes the prep easier for me, but if you don’t have one, a spatula or hand mixer works just as good!

 

Moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Pumpkin (2 cups of puree)
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 Cups all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (I used semi sweet but you can use what you want)

Instructions

  1. First off you want to preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Then you want to mix your eggs, pumpkin, oil, sugar and vanilla together.
  3. In a separate bowl sift your flour, and then add your baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in to the mixture.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet. Once it is close to fully mixed, add in your vanilla extract.
  5. When it is all mixed up, add in 3/4 of your chocolate chips, and hand stir them in.
  6. Pour into your muffin tins and top the muffins with remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for around 15-20 minutes. Depending on your oven will depend on cooking time. Stick a toothpick in them and if it comes out clean they are done.

Notes

These do freeze nicely, just place in a freezer pack and get as much air out of it as you can. Then just take them out as you want to eat them.

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See, a pretty basic and simple pumpkin muffin recipe that is quick to whip up! You can use cupcake liners or go without, I prefer to use them but it is all about your preference!

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe – To Die For!

Killer Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe To The Rescue

chocolate mug cake recipe

Every now and again…. wait what am I saying here.. I always crave sweets! Often, I am wanting something that is chocolate or something decadent to satisfy my sweet tooth! I don’t want to make a whole cake so I have used this chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe and it is so quick and delicious! I add peanut butter in mine, but you can leave that out or switch it with some hazelnut spread as well!

What I love about this is you mix all the ingredients up in a bowl, pour into a mug and pop it in the microwave for a minute and tada a delicious cake to the rescue! I have an almost one year old little boy and he is my everything, but some days he does try my patience and on those days it is nice to have a quick dessert to help calm the nerves! If you know what I mean!!

chocolate mug cake

I grabbed a little Pryex bowl to whip up my cake batter. I love my Pyrex set because it is so nice to have on hand. Each bowl comes with a lid, so that you can store leftovers in, side dishes, and more. My mom bought me this set years ago and they still are like brand new, I truly use them non-stop! They do have all sizes of bowls and other products, if you are interested!

 Pyrex Storage 14-Piece Round Set

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Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe – To Die For!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (OPTIONAL)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl you will want to mix in the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and mix till it is combined. Then add in your butter and milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Then you want to mix your peanut butter and chocolate chips together in a separate bowl.
  3. Take your coffee mug and pour the cake batter in, then put your dollop of peanut butter and chocolate chips in the center. Press it down so it is even in the cake batter.
  4. Cook on high in the microwave anywhere from 50-70 seconds. Mine takes right at 55 seconds to cook, but all microwaves cook at different heats.
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This chocolate peanut butter mug cake is simple to whip up and delicious! Like I had said earlier you can do hazelnut spread if you prefer that, I don’t really like it so I always do peanut butter. Or if you don’t want a filling just make a mug cake! It is a pretty simple recipe!

Chocolate peanut butter mug cake

Enjoy this tasty chocolate dessert, I have other recipes if you are interested. Like these S’more d’oeuvre simple and delicious! I bet you can’t eat just one!

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Are a Hit This Season

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh how I love anything pumpkin, it is one of my favorite things! I actually made these pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins that are beyond heaven. Clay just gobbled them up so fast! I wanted to do more pumpkin so I made these oatmeal pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

What I love about these cookies is the oatmeal paired with the pumpkin, it really is delicious! The oats really add a nice texture to the cookies. The chocolate chips are a good flavor addition, I debated putting them in and I am so glad that I did!

pumpkin oat cookies

I used my cookie scoop so they are a little bit smaller in size, but you can always use a bigger scoop. They don’t really spread much on the pan, which is nice. They are a nice thicker cookie which is what I prefer. I cook them a little less on time so they stay soft, but if you prefer a more crunchy cookie you can always bake a bit longer.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. I use a KitchenAid Mixer but if you don't have it you can use a bowl. You will want to cream your butter and brown sugar together. Then add in your pumpkin puree,vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl mix your flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie seasoning, and salt.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet.
  5. Once well mixed scoop out onto a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. They will get a little golden on top. You can stick a toothpick through them if they come out clean done. Put on baking rack to cool.
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I thought these were pretty quick to whip up and bake. I made around 3 dozen cookies, mine were smaller in size. Depending on how big you make them will depend on how many it makes!

Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies 

pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookies

As you can see these beauties are nice and soft on the inside and so fluffy! I truly love them! My mother-in-law was over and she got to try them and really loved them too! Clay thought they were delicious so I say they are a true winner in our household! They are best straight out of the oven after they have cooled a few minutes! Cookies never last to long in our house!

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Saffron Shrimp With Gnocchi – A Fun New Dinner To Try!

saffron shrimp with gnocci

If you are looking to step out of your daily menu, try this Saffron Shrimp with Gnocchi! I had never had Gnocchi before, so it was something new for us. If you are like me and maybe not extremely adventurous with food, gnocchi is a soft dumpling. They do have different styles of it, from potato, bread crumbs, cornmeal and so on. The ones we had were potato based, and we all really liked them! 

Since Clay is under 1, he wasn’t able to eat the shrimp, as little babies can’t have shellfish. So we created a little meal for him that he was able to eat! So don’t worry, we didn’t give him any of the shrimp!

saffron shrimp

This is a really pretty dish, the saffron give the gnocchi and shrimp that really pretty orange color, and to top it with the basil really makes it pop! I thought it was a really fun dish to whip up, and the presentation was amazing!

Saffron Shrimp With Gnocchi – A Fun New Dinner To Try!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Raw Shrimp
  • 1 Package of Gnocchi (17.6 ounce)
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil sliced
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/16 tsp saffron

Instructions

  1. First off in one pan you want to bring your water to a boil for the gnocchi. Cook gnocchi as directed on packet and set aside.
  2. In a skillet take the olive oil and get warm, then add in your shallot and garlic.
  3. Once you are able to smell the aroma add in your tomato paste, and add a little salt and pepper to taste. Cook this for 2-3 minutes, you want to be able to smell the tomato paste when you are cooking it.
  4. Next salt and pepper your shrimp, and then toss with the saffron and mix up till the shrimp is coated.
  5. Toss in the pan with the tomato, garlic, and shallot. Cook on medium high for 2-4 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through. Then add your cooked gnocchi that is drained, with the shrimp and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add in your diced tomatoes and 3/4 of your chopped basil.
  7. Serve and top with the extra basil for looks.
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You do have a few steps in this recipe, but it is really a fun twist. Now if you are not a fan of saffron you will not like this recipe, as it has a stronger saffron flavor. If you are not sure if you like it, just know it is a little bit of a different flavor.

saffron gnocchi shrimp

I know we will make this in the future, it is a nice treat! I have never been a huge seafood lover but I do enjoy shrimp! One day I would love to try lobster, as I never have. I think I might enjoy it!

Is this a recipe you think your family would enjoy? 

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After School Snacks for Back to School!

 

after school snacks I can’t believe that school is going to be starting so soon, I know some states it may have already started! My birthday is the 12th of August so when I was little I would pray my birthday would get here. Then at the same time dread it as I knew school would start shortly after! Haha, I wasn’t the biggest fan of school as I was afraid of all the germs, so there was tears, more tears and then a few more!

I thought it could be fun do to a roundup post of after school snacks that are inspired by Back to School! These snacks would be a great treat for your kid/kids, or even a fun lunch idea to pack to go along with the rest of their lunch!

If you are still needing school supplies, make sure to check out the Find Your School List, here to see if you can get stuff ordered! after school snacks

Healthy Baked Apple Chips

GLUTEN FREE Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites 

Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars 

Granola Bar Recipes 

Homemade GoGurt

Rice Krispy Treats with Fresh Fruit

PB&J Jell-O Jigglers 

Granola Crusted Apple Nuggets with Caramel

Apple Cookie Crumb Bar

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites 

Aussie Bites Energy Bites 

Italian Brown Bag Popcorn 

Healthy Chocolate Mockshake 

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Apple Sandwiches 

Apple Cupcakes 

Sweet And Salty Homemade Trail Mix

Carrot Butternut Whole Grain Muffins

Ranch Pretzels 

I hope these delicious recipes can be a fun snack for your kiddo’s, and who knows you might sneak a few bites! Plus, these recipes don’t have to be used for back to school snacks you can make them anytime of the year. I just thought a Back 2 school theme could be fun!

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