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.
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
with an electric mixer beat 3/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
Add one egg at a time and mix thoroughly.
Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture.
Add 2 cans of pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie mix.
Mix everything together.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
3/4 cup of raisin (and/or favorite nuts)
Spoon batter into a well greased muffin tin.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes our clean
1 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1-2 teaspoons of milk
Remove muffins from the tins.
Once cool, drizzle the glaze lightly over the top.
pile on top of a plate and serve!