Tuesday, September 21, 2010

pumpkin muffins

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall!
Some of my favorite pictures from last year....

So for breakfast we are having yummy Pumpkin Muffins and apple cider. Then I hope to find the decorations in storage beaneth all the boxes that are still packed up and get the house looking festive.
Last year my friend Kim made some yummy muffins and I wanted to try making some too. So while at the store I called my sis Melissa and asked her to find one on line and tell me the ingredients. Can you tell this was before I had my own iphone :)
She found a recipe on allcooks. com and it was a hit. I was asked for the recipe many times from friends and family. I will be honest and say I think my friend Kim's are better but these are still pretty tasty. So here it is....

Yummy Pumpkin Muffins

3 1/3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
3 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Mix dry ingredients and add:
1 c. oil
4 eggs
2/3 c. water
2 c. pumpkin

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Prepare muffin tins by greasing with vegetable oil or butter and sprinkling lightly with flour. Shake out excess.Fill muffin tins three-quarters full and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

For an extra treat you can add some cream cheese frosting to the top and call it a cupcake :)
That is how my husband likes to eat them!!!
This recipe makes about 25 or more muffins so I usually cut it in half when making it for my family. However tonight I am going to make up the whole thing and freeze the extra for a later date.
What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate fall?

1 comment:

goose and bear said...

Those sound SO GOOD! I have some leftover pumpkin from making pumpkin scones and these will be a perfect way to use it up. I'm hoping to post the pumpkin scone recipe on the blog today. Fall is in the air!