Friday, October 15, 2010

pumpkin muffins with vanilla glaze

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I am in "fall mode" over here and that means pulling out all my favorite warm, spicy and comforting fall recipes. This is my ALL TIME favorite muffin recipe- it tastes like autumn! It started out as a recipe for a spiced pumpkin loaf that I have been making for years and then I decided to turn it into muffins- perfect for a cozy family breakfast, to give as a housewarming gift or just to eat all by yourself (like I did while creating this post).

FYI- this is a LARGE recipe- makes about 24 muffins but can be cut in half.

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Start by mixing-

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

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next-

with an electric mixer beat 3/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
Add one egg at a time and mix thoroughly.


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Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture.


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Add 2 cans of pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie mix.


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Mix everything together.


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Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.


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3/4 cup of raisin (and/or favorite nuts)
mix again


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Spoon batter into a well greased muffin tin.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes our clean


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Prepare glaze-

1 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1-2 teaspoons of milk


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Remove muffins from the tins.

Once cool, drizzle the glaze lightly over the top.


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pile on top of a plate and serve!


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