I first wanted to make these pumpkin donuts, but I don't have a donut pan, so those were out.
Then I wanted to make these pumpkin spice banana chocolate chip blondies, but I didn't have pumpkin spice peanut butter (nor did I even know they made that!), so those were out.
Then I thought maybe I'd try some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but I didn't have molasses, so those were out. And I went to Target to buy some cloves for these cookies, but it was literally like $4+ for a SMALL jar for me to use 1/8 of a teaspoon and there was no way I was doing that, so those were out too.
BUT I wasn't going to give up! So while I was at Target, I literally grabbed a box mix of pumpkin muffin mix and called it a day. It might be simple and out of a box, but they turned out amazing, so I'm not complaining.
Turns out, I was so excited about eating them that I... completely forgot to take any pictures of them. #bloggerfail. You'll just have to take my word for the fact that these box mix pumpkin chocolate chip muffins were amazing. So amazing in fact, that Mason practically grabbed mine out of my hand and scarfed it down himself.
On the plus side, I did take some super cute pictures of my little helper helping me mix the ingredients and put the batter into the muffin liners!
We had some leftover Paw Patrol muffin liners from his birthday (yep, three months ago) and Mason was so excited to use them for our muffins. I let him help with almost everything (he LOVES to help me bake) until things got a little too messy (read: right after this last picture). I really had to rein in my OCD because I felt like the second he got that scooper in his hand, I was doomed. I let him do a few scoops and then I (nicely) took it away from him and let him go back to playing.
Regardless of how fancy (or non-fancy) my muffins were, they were delicious and I got to have some one on one time with my little helper. And to me, that's all that matters!
What kind of Fall/Halloween fun have you been up to? Link up below and let us know!