Pumpkin Muffins (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Muffins (Dorie Greenspan)
Dorie calls these, "Pumpkin Muffins."
I've renamed them "Super Delicious Tastes of Fall Pumpkin Muffin Delights!" Sure, a bit long, but a more accurate description!

Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp chose this week's recipe from Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours (page 13). Oh man. I love these muffins. It is my third time making them! I told you, I love these muffins!

Pumpkin Muffins (Dorie Greenspan) Pumpkin Muffins (Dorie Greenspan)
I made them according to the recipe, but added pepitas (pumpkin seeds) on top. Next time, I will probably switch or combine the raisins with dried cranberries as many other TWD bakers did.

Pumpkin Muffins (Dorie Greenspan)
I made them once and baked them at the recipe's 400 degrees. However, I felt that was too hot and made them at 350 instead. Other TWD bakers took them out of the 400 degree oven early - so watch the time!

Pumpkin Muffins (Dorie Greenspan)
Nutty, raisiny insides!

Pumpkin Muffins (Dorie Greenspan)
Happy Fall!
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Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I 100% agree with your amended title - these were wonderful little bites of fall! So cute too.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Dorie-- I just made some the other day... don't you just love Pumpkin? I had to use winter squash (it is more in abundance here than the American Orange variety.)

Your snaps are fabulously fantastic, may I ask what type of camera you use?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I added you to my blog roll...hope you don't mind..

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Fall to you too- these look delicious!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

pumpkin seeds on top -- the most logical topping! they're really beautiful. wish i had some left for this morning's breakfast...

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

I love yout new, but definetely more accurate name for these muffins! They are amazing!!

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

your look great, nice addition with the pepitas! I love those cupcake wrappers- need to get me some!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Total agreement here. The name should be changed. They were rather incredible weren't they?
Happy fall to you too!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I love fall. And pumpkin. I put pepitas on top too--they were quite tasty--I don't think I'd had them before this. Your muffins look delicious!

mimi said... [Reply to comment]

who knew something so boring sounding like "pumpkin muffins" could be so tasty!! yours look great, i love that first photo of the big pile of goodness!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! I feel like a little mouse sneaking around those muffins... the pictures are so clear, it's as if they were touchable!
Happy Fall to you too... oh! and happy muffins also! LOL

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Ha I love your amended title! I had a little mishap with these and didn't love them, but you're so convincing that I think I will have to try again!

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful muffins. I loved the sunflower seeds on top, but the pepitas sound even better.

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

sounds like you've had a lot of practice with these ;) great job! yours look so nice, i love the deep orange color (mine were kinda yellow for some reason). i think i would do 350* next time as well.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Love the new name! I am looking forward to baking with pumpkin now that it's so cool outside.

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

I love the orange color of your muffins. They remind me of Fall! Those toppings make it look so appealing. Awesome additions and awesome job.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I bet the seeds add a nice crunch! Looks good!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What are the tiny paper cups for?
Your pictures are so great...

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy! Yours look perfect. Looks like they came right out of a recipe book.

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

I love your new name for these muffins and that you used pumpkin seeds on top. Your pictures are also amazing!

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

wow, they look just like in the book!

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE the way yours look - loaded up with sunflower seeds and pepitas. How cool that you've found your perfect seasonal taste.

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, pumpkin goodness and yumminess! Pretty, pretty pictures, and I can almost smell them!

Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Those look beautiful! I love the black background. I have been baking with pumpkin like crazy over here. I hope to try these too.

AmyRuth said... [Reply to comment]

First time visitor to your blog! Love your up close photos. Also, I like the nut combo "crown." Don't you? They really look pretty and I imagine the saltiness of the nut is a nice flavor combo with the soft spiciness of the muffins. I'll have to try that next time. You must be a chockylit reader, with the cups. They make a pretty presentation. Great new name.

CB said... [Reply to comment]

LOL @ amended name. So... did you like these muffins? I can't tell. ;) Love that you use pepitas. Makes the muffins look so yummy! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Susie Homemaker said... [Reply to comment]

wow. someone thinks you are dorie. what an achievement!
Great photos!!!

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

I suspect I will be making these again and again too as I am getting rather hooked on eating one each morning. I just removed tomorrow's muffing from the freezer so it will be ready to go in the morning!

Shelby said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely beautiful muffins!!

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Wow- those look absolutely amazing- even better than the book! Great job!

Prudy said... [Reply to comment]

I second that title. Super Delicious for sure. Lovely lovely photos.

Carmen Cooks said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh they look great with all those seeds on top!

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Love your revised title! I might have to borrow that one next time I serve these! I've also made these multiple times -- we love them! Your pictures are gorgeous! Love the pumpkin seeds on top.

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

your muffins look fantastic and i love the paper you used.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Your pictures turned out beautifully! Pepitas did add a nice touch to this recipe. I love that you renamed them. The name totally fits!

Heather B said... [Reply to comment]

Great job! They look delicious!

Marie Rayner said... [Reply to comment]

I love your "Little Bites of Fall!" Lovely! The addition of the pumpkin seeds is perfect. Now, why didn't I think of that!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love you new title. I think you should rename everything from now on.

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