Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin, Banana and Chocolate Muffin-Cake

Drum-roll please.... Here's a pumpkin recipe as promised....TaaaaDaaah! Finally!! I didn't want to leave the month of October without a few pumpkin recipes to offer you so I'm glad I finally got one in today.   These muffins were amazing.  It's another one of my cake box experiments and I actually wasn't even sure if would turn out okay because I added so much puree. I was so happy when they turned out light and incredibly moist.  The flavors of chocolate and pumpkin/banana were wonderful together. I had to call them muffin-cakes because they were soft and tender like a cake, but still had the full body feeling of a muffin. So I call that the best of both worlds.  My daughter made me promise to make a batch very soon so I know I will definitely make this recipe again.

1 box yellow cake mix
2 ripe medium bananas mashed
1 (15oz) can plain pumpkin puree
1 bag (2cups chocolate chips)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
sliced almonds (optional)
Mash bananas and pumpkin puree together.  Mix in spices and cake mix. Tip:  Make sure cake mix has no lumps by sifting it first).  Mix the cake mix  and banana/pumpkin mixture until it forms a batter.  The batter will be a bit stiff, but don't worry.  Fold in chocolate chip cookies next.
Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and top with sliced almonds.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  Allow muffins to cool in pan.   Makes 18 muffins.  Enjoy.

Tip:  I don't recommend using cupcake liners (unless they are aluminum).  I did a few with the liners and the liners did stick to the muffin.  

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  1. wow...they r yummy n inviting..
    happy to follow u :)

  2. This looks so delicious and filling

  3. looks great.. drooling here :)

  4. Oh, I love these!!! What a yummy way to start a cold autumn morning! Have a wonderful week, Ramona~

  5. Looks yummy! I have a box of gluten-free yellow cake mix here, thanks for the great idea!

  6. wwoooww!!!!it luks yummmy..................

  7. Mmm I love how you worked up a cake mix recipe to be decadent and delicious and full of fall flavor! I am quickly warming up to pumpkin recipes, though I've never been a big fan before. I never thought of chocolate with pumpkin though :D I'll have to give it a shot. Delicious post!

  8. These look so yummy! and simple. My daughter loves pumpkin and will go nuts for these muffins!

  9. I am so intrigued with all of these cake box recipes. These looks oh so delicious. I love everything you did to fancy up the box mix.

  10. THis is a great combination of flavors, perfect for this time of year!

  11. What cute lil muffin cakes my friend, I love the flavours :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Yummy yum! I have pumpkin puree waiting on me to do something with and can't wait to try these. They look great!

  13. You finally go to make a pumpkin recipe! YAY! ;-)
    The muffins look amazing, and I am loving all that goodness in them. I wouldn't mind having a few of those right about now.

  14. Oh YUM!!!! When you make the next batch for you daughter, make a few extra and send them to me. :)

  15. This will go wonderfully with my cup of tea.

  16. Love the pumpkin mixed with banana and chocolate chips idea. Awesome!

  17. Today is a happy day because I have time to visit you. Your recent recipes are absolutely gorgeous, as usual. These muffins look so darn good. My mouth is watering.


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