Pumpkin Muffins Revised

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to increase the pumpkin puree content on my pumpkin muffin recipe just a tad and the results were amazing. More moist, more delicious!  I left off frosting on these babies because they were going straight in the freezer as a part of Soso’s breakfast-on-the-go selections. Instead, I tested whether sugar topping would freeze and defrost well. I sprinkled half with a cinnamon sugar topping and I left half plain. The verdict? Leave the sugar topping off if the muffins are going in the freezer.

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This photo below is from the original recipe. The muffins are more flat because I divided the batter to make 16 smaller muffins as a dessert for a holiday part we were attending.

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Pumpkin Muffins

Prep Time:  15 mins         Cook Time:  25 mins
Serving: 12 rounded muffins

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
1 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 whole large eggs
1 1/4 cup granulated Sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place muffin liners inside the muffin pan.

In a small bowl, combine and briefly whisk all the dry ingredients except for the sugar.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, and sugar (use 1 cup for less sweet muffins). Slowly add flour mixture to wet until just combined.

Divide batter into muffin cups (about 3/4 full). Bake until golden brown for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out lean.

Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer muffins to a rack to cool completely.

Serve with frosting as a dessert or serve without for a healthier option. Freeze extras without the frosting as a breakfast option.

*Cream Cheese Frosting – a really simple recipe that does not use butter.  Great with pumpkin cakes and carrot cakes.

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