Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Muffins

When life gives you pumpkin puree, make pumpkin muffins (or pumpkin butter, but we were already stocked up on that, or pumpkin pie squares, but I didn't have a yellow cake mix).

Okay, so life didn't just hand me pumpkin puree. I made it myself, but I still had to figure out what to with it, since all of my medium-sized tupperware seemed to have disappeared (the plan had been to freeze it in 2C portions for later baking, but you know what they say about the plans of men).

We hadn't had muffins in a while, so I dug around on the SL forums for a pumpkin muffin recipe. I came up with several, but this one was what I ended up using due to availability of ingredients. I, of course, tweaked it a little, but that's just the nature of the beast in my kitchen (and somedays...).

from Cindy in GA

it's not overly sweet, uses whole wheat flour, and makes 24 muffins. My dc love them! (The batter will seem pretty stiff, but the muffins come out wonderful.)

Combine the following dry ingredients:
4 C whole wheat flour
2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
or 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t ginger, 1/2 t nutmeg, 1/4 t cloves
2 C sugar
or 1 C honey

3 eggs
1/2 C canola oil
2 1/2 C pumpkin

Mix well. Bake @ 350 degrees for 21 minutes. Makes 18 muffins.

I love the fact that the recipe says to bake for 21 minutes. :-P It's probably a type-o, but it made me smile, so I left it.


Grateful for Grace said...

Oh, yea!! Thank you for putting up the clocks. We're always wondering what time it is where you are when we email you. Now it'll be easy to see and we won't have to research it. :-)

Cara said...

Yeah, I thought that was a fun gadget given our situation.

Grateful for Grace said...

Ok, these are in the oven as I type this... pretty sure you're asleep. I don't use canola, so I subbed evoo. I've noticed recipes require less evoo as an oil, but haven't masted the substitution exchange. The batter looked a little oily... we'll see.

I made my puree last night!!

Grateful for Grace said...

They were a hit! Brought half of 'em to the Mom's Meeting and the other half for the kiddos' dessert. THANKS!

mideastmom said...

Yay! I'm so glad they turned out for you.

So, did you do a 1-to-1 sub for the EVOO? I might try that next time. ML just bought us enough EVOO to last the rest of the year from a relative of a friend (as is cultural), so I'll have plenty to use.