Barefoot by the Sea: Pumpkin Mini Muffins!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pumpkin Mini Muffins!

As soon as Fall approaches, we start thinking PUMPKIN.  Last week, I went to Trader Joes and was thrilled to see pumpkin-everything.  Pumpkin waffles, bread mixes, pumpkin butter, cereal bars (just to name a few).  I was most excited to see their organic canned pumpkin readily available.  How could I resist?  This recipe is perfect to welcome these crisp Fall days or on a chilly morning!
 
Pumpkin Mini Muffins
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter a donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and spices together, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin, and almond milk until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture and stir until just combined, do not over mix batter.
  4. With a medium size scoop (I used this one from Pampered Chef and it works splendidly!)
  5. Bake on greased mini muffin pan for 10-12 minutes
  6. Let cool
Topping
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance dairy free butter alternative, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Melt the butter in one bowl, and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another bowl
  2. While muffins are still warm, brush each with butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve and enjoy!These also make great lunch treats and after school snacks - but I forgo the butter and cinnamon sugar on those because they can too sticky.  Still yummy and the taste of Fall!  Linking up over at Townsend House and The Chicken Chick, come share what you've been eating!

3 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum! I could polish off quite a few of these I bet :) Looks so delicious!

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  2. These sound so scrumptious!!! I need to get to a Trader Joe's again to look at all this pumpkin goodness! Make sure your family knows that scoop is not for ice cream!! My Truckin' Man used my medium scoop one day when the ice cream scoops were dirty. That was the end of my scoop!

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  3. Yum! These look delicious!! TJ's told me they had over 75 new pumpkin products on their shelves....so exciting! I have to get there without kiddos to check them all out! :)

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