Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pumpkin Muffins


From a reader:
Would it be possible to get a repost of your pumpkin muffin recipe? I have been making and freezing your wonderful banana muffins. It's so nice to have a stash of them to have with tea. Now that autumn is here, the pumpkin ones would be nice, but I can't find my copy of the recipe.

Pumpkin Muffins

2 eggs, beaten
½ cup canola oil
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 tablespoons bran
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 (generous) cup pumpkin  (One-Pie Pumpkin)

Mix together eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla, then add remaining ingredients.
Spoon into a lined muffin tin and cook for about 40 minutes or so, or until the desired hue is achieved.  I like mine to be on the “done” side.

Two notes:
  • Everybody’s ovens are different.  These have been cooked at 400 degrees.   
  • Tastes are different as well.  Some put in a heaping cup of pumpkin and ever so slightly less ground cloves and nutmeg.
A Portmeirion Pomona Large Platter

Many think these taste best at room temperature. These muffins also travel well.

33 comments:

  1. We had a banner year for honey production from our two hives. I have been looking for some new recipes and am looking forward to trying this one. It looks delicious! That canned pumpkin label is very appealing to me - wish we had that brand where I live.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. I so like your way of eating. Your apple pie recipe is in the midst of being made at our house, as a matter of fact! Looking forward to trying this one as well. On another note, what size boat & tote (and handles) are you using in the photo at the farmer's market?

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  3. My mother always used One-Pie Pumpkin and she was the best pie maker on earth. Her pies never approached artistic perfection, but none could beat hers for taste. I tried many times to extract the secret of her pie crust, but she was always evasive, “ I never measure; I do it by feel; I just add a little of this and a pinch of that.”

    It’s hard to pry anything out of a Yankee.

    MGC

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  4. This recipe sounds delicious!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  5. The muffins look delicious! I plan to try out the recipe this weekend. My mother used to make a pumpkin bread that was quite similar. She, too, used honey rather than sugar. The bread was a staple in the fall and winter. Without children at home now, she seldom bakes. I can still recall the scent of the baking bread, and I bet these muffins will fill my house with a similar aroma. I've enjoyed your other healthy and tasty recipes. Thank you for sharing them.

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  6. Do these beautiful muffins classify as preppy? Please delight your readers with your top five favorite preppy muffins. Thanks! Reggie

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  7. New Communications - muffin mix (other than blueberry) holds in the refrigerator for a little while. You can make a double batch on a Saturday and use it all week if you want to do so.

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  8. This sounds like another great recipe. I will try it without a doubt. You Apple pie recipe will grace our Thanksgiving table along with pumpkin pie. Thank you. OXO
    We are using peppers from our garden, which we have frozen, in our cooking.

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  9. New - Actually a Wahoo isn't necessarily a Virginian - just someone who attended the University of Virginia. There are a lot of Yankees who enjoy spending a few years in Charlottesville at "Mr. Jefferson's University". :)

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  10. P.S. - NewComm - And yes, I agree with you. Always something new to learn here from Muffy and her followers.

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  11. Well, you know, Sara, I used to wonder what a Nittany was until one day I decided it wasn't that important, except the only football game my school lost in my senior year was to Penn State and it was even the homecoming game! I still don't know what a Nittany is.

    And another thing; a lot of the posts here either make me feel like a very shabby dresser--or hungry.

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  12. Just to jump in here - "Hoya Saxa" also has a somewhat murky provenance.

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  13. NEW Communications: I have actually never really embraced "Wahoo" (it's so random and not sure I really want to model myself after a fish that can drink double it's weight), but I do appreciate that it is not a made up word. See "Hokie."

    The muffins look great. I appreciate the accessibility of the ingredients used in your recipes and the likelihood of them already being in the pantry. Made the apple pie again this week.

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  14. I could probably drink double my weight, but I probably wouldn't have many friends if I did.

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  15. I just checked with our local UVa graduate and he was unable to clearly define "Wahoo." I think "Hokie" comes from an old (and old-fashioned) cheer or yell. If you hadn't figured it out already, I went to WVU, which is the home of the Mountaineers and that's no mystery (Guess my real name and win 20 bucks).

    And boy, isn't it lunch time yet? I sure am hungry and now I'm thirsty, too.

    Are there wineries in Connecticut or do you have to import everything from New York? Around here, there's a winery on every dirt road going west through hourse country.

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  16. Love that you have such an amazing market to shop at, you are blessed. I love food prepared in so many ways as much as the next person, but I really believe that the simpler (is that a word?) the better. If we don't have to spend too much brain power trying to figure out what it is we are eating and what it's supposed to be (not overly processed or fiddled with), then it's probably better for you.

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  17. Muffy, these look absolutely divine. I may make them for Chris and I this weekend.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow the muffins and veggies look great! I miss eating raw vegetables. Unfortunately we don't see too many of them served here on campus. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Your pumpkin muffins look delicious, as do those magnificent tri-colored peppers! We love the farmer's markets this time of year. Something about shopping outside in the crisp air with all the color is so glorious. Our friends also had a light year with their small apiary of beehives. --Holly in PA

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  20. Nittany is Algonquin meaning "single mountain". Mount Nittany is part of a ridge in Pennsylvania, not far from the Penn State Campus. The name Nittany Lions comes from an old Indian legend in the area.

    Muffy, your post made me think of a friend who would always threaten to butcher all of her chickens around this time of year since she wasn't getting any eggs.

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  21. Cannot wait to make the pumpkin muffins! Especially since they have no sugar in them, only a small amount of honey. And especially with One-Pie Pumpkin from West Paris, Maine. Thank you so much!

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  22. Muffy, I was wondering, do you think these muffins would do well made with buckwheat flour? --Holly in PA

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  23. Great recipe! I'm going to try it out myself. Why not use a real pumpkin instead of the can? There is no shortage of the real thing, especially this time of the year.

    By the way, a Wahoo is a fish that can drink up to twice its body weight daily.

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  24. Oh, yum! Must try these soon. Thank you.

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  25. It's amazing how many commercial 'pumpkin' food products contain no pumpkin. Just using spices makes you think that you're eating pumpkin:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2444031/Starbucks-Pumpkin-spice-latte-contains-ZERO-traces-actual-pumpkin.html

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  26. Flo-@2:14-
    Thanks for clearing up the "Nittany" Lion definition.
    We pet sit for Chris Wheeler (announcer for the Phila. Phillys) his little dog is called "Nittany". Obviously he is a Penn State grad.

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  27. I like the look of these very much. I generally don't line my tins. Do you feel it improves them? I would with cupcakes,but not w muffins.

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  28. After hearing from a Wahoo and a Mountaineer, as a Hokie I have to toss my hat into the ring! Hokie comes from an 1896 school cheer. It's a made-up word that became who we are.

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  29. Made a batch of these earlier today. I had to supplant bran with oats because I was out of the former and didn't want to make a trip to the grocery just for one item. They smelt great cooking in the oven and tasted even better. I topped the ones I ate with an dollop of whipped cream. Thank you for the receipt.

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  30. My son used his one orange smoothie pumpkin that survived our gardening efforts this year and made these, used maple syrup since we had no honey, and everyone loved them. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  31. To Muffy or any other bakers out there:

    If I replace sugar with honey in baking is it a 1:1 replacement ratio?

    I will be doing a lot off cooking over the next week and not much time for do overs!

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  32. The muffins were excellent and gone in a flash! I've already had a request to repeat. Thanks for the recipe!

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  33. Thank you for reposting this recipe! I know what I will be baking this weekend!

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