Wow. Chocolate and pumpkin were meant to be together. I don't know why I'm surprised really. Just made a giant batch of these for the freezer. Hope the little guy likes 'em for snacks.
Pre-heat oven 350° F. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl:
2 C. Brown Sugar
2 T. spice combination (mostly cinnamon but also nutmeg, cloves, and ginger)
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder1/2 t. salt
Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl:
4 eggs, beaten
2 C. pureed pumpkin
1/2 C. butter, melted
3/4 C. dried apricots (I simmered and soaked them in orange juice for 10 minutes to plump them up)
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and just combine. Do not over mix. Fold in 1 1/2 C. chocolate chips.
The cooking time will depend on the size of your muffins. I made mini muffins which took about 15 minutes to cook and medium muffins which took 20 to 22 minutes to cook.
UPDATE: I just shared this post over at Sweet as Sugar Cookies. Pop over to see a bazillion sweet treat ideas.