Living in the Country is just so beautiful! I love seeing all the animals and be able to spend a lot of time in my garden. It is just so relaxing. Besides my beloved flowers I have a large herb garden, different berries, two apple trees and our vegetable garden. Growing your own fruit and vegetables is very rewarding and healthy and good exercise;)
Pumpkins are a good source of vitamins like beta-carotene and contain lots of minerals. I really like muffins and I just had to try this recipe out. Years ago I received this little recipe book from my niece who lives in Quebec. It contains recipes from class mates at her school. I am using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, less sugar and part whole wheat flour. Delicious!
- 4 eggs
- 1cup pure cane sugar
- 2cups pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2cup unbleached white flour
- 2tsp baking soda
- 2tsp baking powder
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp sea salt
- 2cups dark chocolate(chopped) or semi-sweet chocolate chips
-In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add coconut oil and pumpkin puree, mix until smooth.
-Combine whole wheat and white flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
-Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.
-Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full.
-Bake at 350F/180C for 15-20 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean.