This is the perfect time of year for delicious pumpkin muffins! They are amazing fresh out of the oven with a nice mild pumpkin pie flavor but easy to take on the go! A favorite in my house for sure.
Ingredients for Muffins:
Note: I always add extra eggs for additional moisture (recipe only calls for 2, but I add 3)
1 ¾ Cups all-purpose flour
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
½ Teaspoon ground ginger
¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
¼ Teaspoon ground cloves
6 Tablespoons butter
1 1/3 Cups light brown sugar
3 Large eggs
1 1/3 cups of pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Prepare your oven and muffin tins:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Preheat the oven to 350F
Prepare muffin tins with muffin papers
Prepare your muffin batter:
Preparation time: 10 Minutes
In a large mixing bowl put the following ingredients: Flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves
In a separate bowl, cream butter with hand or stand mixer add sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Add your eggs one at a time and mix well after each egg addition
Add your pumpkin puree and Vanilla
Mix in your dry ingredients. Mix until just combined
Fill each muffin pan ¾ of the way full as they will rise while baking
Bake your muffins:
Preparation time: 20 Minutes
I usually only bake one pan at a time set on the middle rack
Bake for 18 minutes (light colored muffin pan), 19 minutes (dark colored pan)
Pull out the muffins and let them rest in the pan for 5 minutes and than place the muffins on a cooling rack
Order of Operations:
Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare muffin baking pans Gather ingredients Mix dry ingredients in one bowl (except for sugar) Add the rest of your ingredients Mix until all ingredients are just mixed Fill muffin tins ¾ way full Bake Enjoy!
Important notes for you:
Did you know that baked items continue to bake after you pull them out of the oven? So, a helpful tip for you is that you cook a couple minutes less than the required time, pull it out of the oven and let it rest on your stove for a couple minutes. You will be amazed how much extra moisture this will add to what you are baking!
I also love Vanilla in my baking and always add an extra Teaspoon! I use Real Vanilla and not imitation Vanilla. It is a little more expensive but do feel that it makes a taste difference. Imitation works just fine though!