Pumpkin Muffins

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Pumpkin Muffins

Last week, when we were out of bread and cereal and anything else for breakfast, I whipped up a batch of these muffins. I mixed them up after dinner and we warmed them in the microwave the next morning. Even my pickiest child loved them. Of course, I didn’t tell him they were pumpkin or he would have refused to even try them. He didn’t find out they had pumpkin in them until he was on his third muffin. I love pullin’ one over on my kids!

The recipe is adapted from Country Living Country Mornings cookbook.

Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 6 TBS sugar, 1 TBS baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg together in a bowl.

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In a separate bowl, melt 1/2 stick of butter in the microwave. Stir in 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg.

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Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just moistened. You can also add raisins, but my kids would revolt, so ours are plain. Divide the batter into greased muffin pans and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Slather with butter and wash down with hot coffee, tea or milk. Savor fall!

Pumpkin Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
6 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nugmeg
1/2 cup raisins (or golden raisins) optional
1/2 stick butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt the butter and mix with the remaining ingredients just until blended. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.

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  1. I bet these smell amazing!! I think I’ll make some and find out.

  2. Reluctant Housewife says:

    Those look great.

  3. Where did you buy the pumpkin puree?

    • Maddy, pumpkin puree can be found near the pie fillings in the grocery. It’s usually on the bottom shelf or near the bottom. I don’t know why that is though. I hope you find it!

      • It is just canned pumpkin. You make pumpkin pies from scratch with it. Try recipe on can. Much better than the canned mix! Not hard.

        It id also good fiber to mix in canned cat or dog foid if necessary to add fiber. This is per my vet. My cat did not like it. 🙂

  4. These were so good! One of my 3 yr old twins and I whipping them up this morning…. he wanted to cook for Mommy! Cute.

    Yum! Two thumbs up and I feel like I am kind of eating healthy with the pumpkin in there. 🙂

  5. Definitely going to make these today! My kids love muffins, mostly corn and choc. chip but I bet I can get these into ’em!

  6. I am making these now! I just love your Ingredient spotlight. I looked in my cupboard and found 5 cans of pumpkin so I thought “Tiffany’s Ingredient Spotlight will have a pumpkin bread recipe for me.” 🙂 And looky here, these sound so yummy and perfect!! Thanks.

  7. I’m out of nutmeg, could I just use pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg and cinnamon? And if so….how much?



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