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!