Pumpkin Muffins

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins

I got my first Christmas card yesterday. What?! I'm in denial about the holiday season. But I do love photo cards...always amazed how fast kids are growing. My mom and dad made my brother and I sit for holiday cards until I was 21 years old. Do you make photo cards for the holidays?

Pumpkin Muffins
Here are some simple pumpkin muffins...and they are dairy-free! (contains eggs so they aren't vegan). They come together in a jiffy. Next time, I think I'll add some crystallized ginger. Everything is better with ginger.

Pumpkin Muffins
It's my dear friend Helen's Birthday today! Woo hoo! Happy Birthday Helen!

Pumpkin Muffins
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen who adapted it from the American club, in Kohler, Wisconsin via Gourmet Magazine

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (from a 15 ounce can)
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used Trader Joe's pumpkin pie spice)
1 1/4 cups sugar

Topping:
1 Tablespoon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
and/or shakes from the Trader Joe's Cinnamon Sugar Grinder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Put liners in 12 muffin cups (I used brown parchment cups - love these. I get mine from Surfas in Los Angeles...they are opening a store in Costa Mesa soon.)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/4 cups sugar.

Quickly mix the wet mixture with the flour mixture. Don't overmix!

Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl.

Scoop batter into muffin cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar topping. (I topped mine with a few grinds of the Trader Joe's Cinnamon Sugar grinder). Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.
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6 comments:

Miss Mochi said... [Reply to comment]

My mom still has my older brother and I in their photo cards! Even my boyfriend is in them now that we live together.

She loves photo Christmas cards from her friends and displays them all over her house.

I love the look of the parchment paper. Do they come pre-folded?

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Could this recipe be turned into mini loaves?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Mary Dear Mary, I don't see why not! Mini loaves are too cute too. - mary

Loretta E. said... [Reply to comment]

Ha ha! I love that you have the whole recipe's lineage written out. And I get so excited for the mail to come around this time of year...

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Miss Mochi Dear Miss Mochi, Yes, the parchment cupcake liners are pre-folded. They are becoming increasingly popular...I think a good of parchment cupcake liners will show you them. They are more expensive than regular cupcake liners but perfect for a nice presentation and if you want "taller" cupcakes. - mary

Y said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh looks great, and a big yes to candied ginger!

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