Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly. Add sugar, oil, pumpkin and beat thoroughly. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and stir into pumpkin mixture. Mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 15 -20 minutes. Yields 2 dozen.

Jill’s comments:

I like to use mini muffin tins and create a larger quantity of bite sized treats!

How Do I Use Fresh Pumpkin in a Recipe?

Instead of using canned pumpkin in a recipe, try our guide for using fresh pumpkin. We have the equivalent measurements and how to make homemade pumpkin puree.

Sixteen ounces of canned pumpkin is just shy of 2 cups (16 ounces would be 2 cups). A 3-pound pie pumpkin will likely give you enough puree for your recipe. Here are some good tips for using fresh pumpkin:

Pumpkin math: After cooking and draining, this is about what to expect from a typical cooking pumpkin.

2-1/2 pound pie pumpkin = 1-3/4 cups puree
3-1/2 pound pie pumpkin = 2-1/2 cups puree
6 pound carving pumpkin = 2-3/4 cups puree
5 pound round pumpkin = 3-1/3 cups puree

Pumpkin storage: Puree can be refrigerated in a tightly sealed container up to 3 days or stored in the freezer up to 6 months.

Cooking Fresh Pumpkin Puree
Prep: 50 minutes   Roast: 1 hour   Stand: 1 hour   Oven: 375°

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Scrub pumpkins thoroughly. Cut pumpkins in 5-inch-square pieces, discarding stems. Remove seeds and fibrous strings (save seeds for roasting, if desired). Arrange pumpkin pieces in a single layer, skin side up, in a foil-lined shallow baking pan.

2. Roast, covered, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender. When cool enough to handle, scoop pulp from rind. Place, in batches if necessary, in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth (or for a chunkier puree, blend or process until slightly chunky).

3. Place puree in a 100% cotton cheesecloth-lined fine mesh sieve (use a double thickness of cheesecloth). Allow to stand for 1 hour to drain. Press lightly to remove any additional liquid (discard liquid).

-From Better Homes & Garden Magazine

From the kitchen of: Jill Price
Ingredients: 4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
16 oz can pumpkin
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips