Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

One of my co-workers brought warm pumpkin muffins to an in-service earlier this year. I was hooked. I started making them for the family every few weeks. Now, we pretty much eat them weekly. And when we run out, Joshua immediately asks me to go to the grocery store so I can make more. I figure they are somewhat good for you with pumpkin in them. :) (By the way, I stock up on pumpkin any chance I get...there was a shortage earlier this year and likely will be another one next year). Anyway, I had a request for the it is. Simple, but yummy!

1 small can of pumpkin
1 bag of cinnamon chips (made by Nestle I think...around here I can only get them at Harps, and I am not just saying that due to family connections...if you go to the Nestle website and put in your zip code, it will actually tell you where to find them. If you cannot, then I have heard chocolate chips or butterscotch are good substitutes.)
1 spice cake mix

Mix the three ingredients together. Nope, no water, oil, etc. needed. Just those ingredients. It is really thick and gets difficult to stir, but keep at it. I figure I am building up my arm muscles anyway.

Fill muffin tins, even with tin. A couple of things I have learned. Using cupcake liners is a LIFESAVER. Helps so much during clean up time. If you don't use them, spray well. They are sticky. The other trick I recently discovered...I am now using a cookie scoop. You know the thing that you push on with your thumb and it pushes the dough out of the scoop? Well, that thing is amazing. When I used to try to fill the tins with a regular spoon, I had to scrape because as I said, it is really sticky. I can whip those things out in no time with the cookie scoop. And I use it for the muffins way more than I do for cookies. I can easily make 12 large muffins and 12 or so minimuffins with the recipe. It makes a lot.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

You can also add raisins, nuts, etc. And some friends have even added a glaze. However, for us, the three ingredients is ALL we need. Yum, yum, yum. (Oh, and if you have any left over, just warm in microwave the next day...good as new!)



  1. Oh my I have been doing this all wrong! I thought you just made the pumpkin cake into muffins. That is what I have been doing! LOL opps! That is really good that way too! I am going to hit the store tomorrow and try this!

  2. Thanks so much for the recipe - I already wrote it down and am planning on making them next Friday!


  3. I made them the other day with the butterscotch chips. I don't know if my oven wasn't hot enough or what, but they didn't really get done in the middle. I ended up baking longer and they still just fell apart. I thought they were good, but no one else cared for them. My observation is (at least for butterscotch) a whole bag is too much. I'm sure I'd like cinnamon better. Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying them again.


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