These are fantastic! Every year around Christmas time I make pumpkin cranberry bread. It is amazing and I actually have to freeze it because my family will eat it all. That or I make it the day before I give it away so they can't tear into it. I am bringing a snack to my son's kindergarten class and I was thinking of the pumpkin bread for something different. I usually make five mini loaves, but have been thinking mini muffins sound good. Does a bread recipe become a muffin recipe if you put it in a muffin tin? I don't know, but whatever it is called, it worked perfectly.
I made a batch of plain pumpkin ones, which the family loved. Then I cut up two bananas and added a cup and a half of chocolate chips to it and WOW. I baked them for 12 minutes and let them cool. They are actually better when completely cooled.
Place these dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together:
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
Place these ingredients into a mixer bowl and mix until combined:
3 cups sugar
1 can (15 oz) 100% pure pumpkin
4 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice or water (I always use juice)
Once mixed I used a small scoop to put even amounts in the mini muffin pan. I made one batch like this. Then I added two bananas (cut into small cubes) and 1 1/2 cups of ghiardelli chocolate chips. Yes, I do think it makes a difference if you bake with those chips. They just taste better!
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Here are the Pumpkin Mini Bread-Muffins.
And here are the Pumpkin Banana Chip.
Give it a try. At Christmas make these with 1-2 cups of fresh cranberries. Or if you are a friend of mine, make sure I get a loaf to you! :)