A Taste of Fall with Grace

Grace Schroder

Art by Alex Brehmer

It is officially fall my friends, and I could not be more delighted. It is the season of pumpkin pie, apple cider, fireplaces, fuzzy socks, jumping into mounds of leaves and cozy Saturday afternoons baking. Now, before we get started, it is imperative you know I am terrible in the kitchen. I say this because if I can make this recipe you can too. With that out of the way, I present to you Pumpkin Bread Bites. At approximately 5:30pm on a Saturday, I gathered my supplies and embarked on the task of making these lovely fall flavored muffins. The whole experience was easier than expected, and the muffins were a 10 out of 10! The perfect fall treat, and easy enough for anyone to bake. It also only took 30 minutes, not including baking time, and I made 24 muffins despite the recipe’s estimate of 12. No complaints there as I ended with double the muffins I expected. I know you’re at the edge of your seat wanting the recipe now, so here it is: 

Pumpkin Bread Bites


 ½ cup brown sugar 

• ¼ cup white sugar 

• ⅓ cup vegetable oil 

• 1 teaspoon vanilla 

• 2 eggs 

• 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned works perfectly) 

• ¼ cup milk 

• 1 ½ cups flour 

• 1 teaspoon baking powder 

• ½ teaspoon baking soda 

• ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 

• 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 

• ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 

• 1 pinch of allspice 

• ½ teaspoon salt 

• 1 cup of chocolate chips 



The first thing you need to do is preheat the oven to 350°F and put baking cups in a muffin pan, and get a large bowl. In the large bowl combine the brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, eggs and pumpkin puree. Then in another bowl mix milk, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and chocolate chips. Once the second bowl is mixed add it to the first bowl. Then take a large spoon and use it to fill the baking cups ¾ of the way up and bake for 25-30 minutes. Sit back and relax with some Netflix and a blanket, while the aroma of fall radiates through your home and you forget about all the stresses of school and extracurriculars. When your alarm beeps, enjoy immediately, because no one has the patience to wait 10 minutes for them to cool down. They taste like fall and I promise you won’t regret spending those priceless 30 minutes on them.