Friday, October 15, 2010

MuffinBrain

BJ_Mama recently made a comment about my new-found obsession with muffins.  To which I replied, "Didn't I tell you I am starting a third blog ... MuffinBrain?"  The funny thing, I think she actually believed me ... and even more hilarious, I seriously considered it for a minute or two :)

Anyhoo ... I am at it again; baking muffins - from scratch, and this time PUMPKIN is the main ingredient.  *Note from CPV - He is not a big fan of pumpkin-based baked goods.  Sorry to hear that ... more for me :)

Ingredients:

2 medium eggs (Not sure how that translates to large eggs ... but that's what I used)
3 cups flour (1 cup wheat, 2 cups white)
1 cup brown sugar (I used light but would suggest dark.)
1 cup milk (Almost forgot this and the batter was nearly impossible to mix!)
1 cup pureed cooked pumpkin (For me, it was canned ... )
½ cup unsweetened applesauce (Just enough left in the jar - phew!)
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon cloves (*Didn't have any - skipped it.)
¼ teaspoon allspice (*Didn't have any - skipped it.)
¼ teaspoon ginger (*Didn't have any - skipped it.)
* Note to self:  Must update my spice collection; it's currently quite pathetic!

I also threw in about 3/4 cup of chopped pecans and tossed a few milk chocolate chips on top - because, really, anything is better with chocolate ... right?

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix until smooth. (I adore directions like this!)

3. Fill sprayed muffin tins with mixture until ¾ full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.  *Note to those thinking of trying this muffin recipe:  It makes A LOT of muffins!   I made 12 regular-sized muffins and 24 mini-muffins.  The minis took about 14 minutes.

Original recipe found at http://www.pumpkinrecipes.org/pumpkin-muffins.html

Will try to add a photo if I find a spare minute ... HA!

3 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

I love to improvise on recipes - especially with Chocolate!

BJ_Mama said...

BUMMER! I WANT MUFFINBRAIN! I WANT MUFFINBRAIN!!!

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Thank you, Chad, for not liking pumpkin goodies. More for me, too! We are ALL about the chocolate chips over here, too. You rock! : )

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