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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pumpkin Muffin Tops

Hello everyone! September was really a bust with not but the necessities done but I feel good again and am hoping October will be much better.   I have missed you all and plan to now be back blogging and reading your blogs with my pre-crash regularity. 

Here is a recipe I tried and baked the last part of September and they turned out great. 

I had less than a cupful of canned pumpkin in the refrigerator leftover from a pumpkin scone recipe I tried that was not wonderful.  But I saw this Pumpkin muffin recipe and thought it sounded like a good recipe and would use up the leftover.  

I mixed up half a recipe and changed it a bit.  They turned out great and I will be making them again. I think mashed Banana or applesauce could be used instead of the pumpkin.  The muffin tops bake up much faster than a whole loaf. 

My small batch version - I mixed it all up by hand with a fork and spatula

1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
Stir all these ingredients together until blended
1 cup flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/8 t cloves
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined and sort of smooth. 
Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans 
Use a large cookie scoop and put batter on a greased or parchment lined baking sheets. They won't spread much but they will rise a little. 
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 16 minutes until done. 

The original recipe has a topping but we liked them plain. 

In the photos, they do look like cookies but they really have a muffin taste and texture. 


Scrappy quilter said...

I wondered where you were. Glad you are back. Those muffins look so yummie.

Brandi said...

Glad to read your feeling better. I've seen so many pumpkin recipes lately. I want to make them all.

Miss Dishywoo said...

Good to hear from you again. These look yummy - love the muffin TOPS! I will make this recipe soon; thanks.

Wendi said...

Glad that you are back and feeling better!

Anne in the kitchen said...

Looks very good and everyone knows the best part of a muffin is the top. Will be trying these soon.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you are back! These muffin tops look like something that I need to try :)

Unknown said...

I'm so happy that you are doing better! I love the idea of muffin tops. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Hi Rhonda
So glad you're better and feel well enough to get back to blogging.
Muffin tops sound good! The name reminds me of an old episode of Seinfield! It was funny
I may try this -

Melanie said...

Glad you're back and feeling better! Your pumpkin muffin tops look yummy. I love pumpkin anything. :-)

Monique Elisabeth said...

Hi, thank you so much for the wonderful recipe. Here in The Netherlands we are just starting to discover the use of pumpkins. Thuis recipe looks great.
Have a wonderful day.

happeningswithLana said...

I am also very glad to see you back and feeling better! I have pumpkin cupcake recipe that I have been wanting to try. These muffins sound yummy!

Kathy said...

We really enjoyed these! Glad you are starting to feel better!

❤️ Rhonda ❤️