Pumpkin Muffins

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanks so much for all your encouraging comments yesterday! It is so great to know that we're not alone, isn't it?

As your payment for your sentiments, here is the recipe I used for my pumpkin muffins! It is out of my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. My mom uses one that is slightly altered from this recipe, but I couldn't find her piece of paper! I halved everything because I only had about 3/4 of a can of pumpkin, and it made 12 really nice bigger-size muffins. (Since I halved all the ingredients, using 3/4 can of pumpkin was relatively more pumpkin, but they taste great!)

3 c sugar
1 c vegetable/canola oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2/3 c water
1 15-oz can of pumpkin puree

(The full recipe makes 2 loaves or 24 muffins.)

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease loaf pans and/or muffin tins.

In the mixing bowl, beat the sugar and oil. Add eggs and beat well.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and water to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

Bake at 350F for 55-65 minutes (loaves) or until a toothpick comes out clean. (For muffins, I think I checked them at 20 minutes and they maybe needed 5-6 more minutes?) Cool in pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to racks to cool completely.

EAT!!! They are heavenly warm with a little bit of butter :)

PS. I have heard that pumpkin helps implantation, so those of you in the 2ww, you better get baking!! If you become pregnant after eating one of these muffins, I get to name the baby ;-) Hahahahahahahaaha!


Melissa said...

well, I'm in my 2ww...better get baking! LOL

Man, these sound so delicious! Too bad DH doesn't like pumpkin. I'll probably eat these all by myself!

Thanks for the recipe!

brigittemarie said...

OO I want to make these :)

Thanks for advertising my Etsy site! :D

Lisa said...

I am printing the recipe right now and going to the grocery store later to buy pumpkin puree! I looove fall and pumpkin muffins are perfect!

Praying for Hope said...

(Snort) I haven't managed to get pregnant after eating pumpkins yet, but the recipe looks good. I enjoy pumpking bread and muffins and roasted pumpkin with Parmesan. Mm mm. This is the time of year where I always get an itch to bake. It fades somewhat after two straight days of Christmas cookie baking.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard that about pumpkins. Where did you hear that? I'm going to have to try this recipe thanks :)

Sew said...

These sound so YUMMY!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So pumpkins help implantation too? I'm going to have to start making pumpkin and pineapple smoothies if that's that case :).

AplusB said...

Thanks for posting the recipe. That sounds yum! I'm going to try to make those this weekend, which will hopefully be in my 2ww!

Becky said...

These sound delicious! I just finished decorating my house for fall so these sound like the perfect thing to eat right now.

Hillary said...

Yum, thanks for sharing!