Monday, October 15, 2012

Recipe Share

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Preheat your over to 350 degrees.

1 box of chocolate cake mix(I love the Triple Chocolate cake Mix)
1 can of pumpkin(the small can)
2 TBSP. of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips(2 Weight Watchers Points-you can always add more)

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix with the can of pumpkin. Use a fork to mix ingredients. It will seem weird without any water or oil.Keep mixing by hand. Once you have mixed the cake mix and pumpkin, add chocolate chips. Drop mixture into muffin tins( I use liners in mine). Bake for 10-12 minutes. Check center of muffin with a toothpick. When it comes out clean, they are done.

We have been calling these muffins, they are probably considered cupcakes. I think calling them muffins makes me feel better about eating them. Actually, I got this recipe at a Weight Watchers meeting a few years back, minus the added chocolate chips. I need to figure out the new Points Plus value. I thought I would share because we are really enjoying this treat right now. These are wonderful with a little bit of fat free Cool Whip and sliced strawberries plopped on top(once they have cooled off) or enjoy them warm with a glass of cold milk.

p.s. When I share this recipe, the common question is: "Can you taste the pumpkin?" The answer is "no!" My boys love these and they haven't said a word about them tasting funny or like pumpkin. I am happy to be sneaking some extra fiber into their diet! Enjoy!