Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite things about fall with you – my tried and true pumpkin muffin recipe. It’s one of my favorite recipes ever. It makes people happy when I bring it to parties. I think it’s the best because it’s a sweet and moist pumpkin bread, and aren’t family recipes always the best?
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Pumpkin Muffins (or Loaves)
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup cooking oil (canola oil, coconut oil, etc.)
1 can of pumpkin (I seem to get the best results with store brand pumpkin – weird I know.)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon (I add a little more than 1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
(The original recipe called for 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, but I like it better without it. If you like nutmeg, by all means, add it.)
Powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Here’s how to make it:
Combine the sugar and oil, then add the eggs and stir. Mix in the pumpkin. Combine the dry ingredients and mix all ingredients together well.
I like to make them in mini-muffin tins. Grease and flour the tin, or use Baker’s Joy. For these tiny muffins, check in about 12 minutes. They are done when they have pulled back a bit from the tin and bounce back with a little pressure. I sprinkle the muffies with powdered sugar.
For loaves, spoon into a greased, floured (or sprayed with Baker’s Joy) loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes to one hour at 350 degrees. (This recipe makes 2 loaves. Great gift, by the way.)
Tip: If you use one of the fancy, decorative loaf pans that I’ve shown here, be sure to grease each of the little grooves in the design really well, so that the bread doesn’t stick to them.
I fill up my glass pumpkin with these “muffies,”(and it just occurred to me that I could gift them that way!)
If you want a fast fall treat, give this Easy 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffin Recipe a try, too.
Enjoy! (Let me know how you like them.)
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