Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

3 cups sugar

1 cup oil (or half oil, half applesauce for a healthier alternative)

4 eggs

2 tsps vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsps salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp nutmeg

2/3 cup milk

1 3/4 cup pumpkin (not the pie filling!)

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick baking spray. In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. In a separate bowl. sift flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add egg mixture to the dry mixture. Blend thoroughly. Fold in half the milk and half o f the pumpkin. Repeat. Spoon the mix evenly into the pan (about 2/3 full). Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick or fork comes out clean.