Muffin Monday: Pumpkin Muffins


I’ve been thinking about Pumpkin Muffins since the magical orange orbs started to appear at the Farmer’s Market. The other day I gave in and bought a can of pumpkin puree.

Plain Pumpkin muffins and Raisin enhanced Pumpkin muffins sit side by side in harmony on my mini cutting board.

Plain Pumpkin muffins and Raisin enhanced Pumpkin muffins sit side by side in harmony on my mini cutting board.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 1 can Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/2 raisins (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (for topping optional)

DIRECTIONS

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep 24 muffin cups by spraying with baking spray

2. In a medium bowl combine the Flour, spices, Baking Soda and Salt.

3. In a large bowl mix Pumpkin, Sugar, Eggs, Oil and Apple Cider.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the Pumpkin mixture. Beat until well combined.

5. Divide evenly into the 24 muffin cups.

This recipe makes 24 muffins. (Please admire my new heart shaped silicone muffin cups.)

This recipe makes 24 muffins. (Please admire my new heart shaped silicone muffin cups.)

6. If you want a special treat you can add Raisins — Toss the Raisins and the tablespoon of sugar together in the dry ingredient bowl. Spoon onto the tops of the muffins. (I did half and half).

7. Bake for 25  to 30 minutes or until muffins pass the toothpick test. Cool 10 minutes then remove from muffin cups.

And here's what they looked like when they came out of the oven.

And here’s what they looked like when they came out of the oven.

Enjoy!

2 muffins

Advertisements

About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

8 responses to “Muffin Monday: Pumpkin Muffins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: